On 1/12/19 5:00 am, Ricky Teachey wrote:
Perhaps aliases of objects could be something worth baking into the language itself.
We would have to be using aliases a *lot* to make something like this worthwhile. I don't think that's something we should be doing or encouraging.
Also, for the use case being considered -- renaming functions and methods -- garbage collection is hardly an issue.
If you want the help for an alias to be different from the thing it aliases, you can achieve that now using a stub function that delegates to the replacement.