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From Christian Schneider <ch...@die-schneider.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Karaf 2.x and aliases for 3.x commands
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:08:45 GMT
I think we should keep the aliases. The reason is that with the aliases 
we can describe commands for 2.x and 3.x in the same way. (For example 
in tutorials).
So people starting with a fresh karaf can see the same behaviour for 2.x 
like for 3.x.

Instead I propose to provide a way to switch the aliases off. This 
allows advanced users to switch the aliases off if they dont want them.


On 10/02/2012 10:26 AM, Guillaume Nodet wrote:
> I want to start this discussion because I really find the aliases annoying.
> In karaf 2.2.x, we added a few aliases for bundle:xx, package:xx and
> feature:xx commands and we are adding more into 2.3.x
> I dislike them because they break the whole completion system we have.
> If you type bun<tab>, it will complete to bundle and then stop because we
> have bundle:xx and bundles:xx commands.
> If you then hit ':' as proposed, the command completion is not available
> anymore because the completion system can't know about aliases arguments
> (aliases are just functions, and no metadata is available for those).
> So I'd like to disable aliases by default, and instead, define a single
> function that could be called from the shell, or by default in
> etc/shell.init.script, that would enable all the aliases.
> So users could call this function (let's call it 'enable-3x-aliases') and
> that would register all the aliases instead of having them enabled by
> default.
> Thoughts ?

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