Parameter names - bug 155628

Myk Melez myk at
Sat Dec 18 00:18:53 UTC 2004

Shane H. W. Travis wrote:

>On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Gervase Markham wrote:
>>Of course, you could make aliases...
>... no, *you* could do that. I'm not offering to do that; I'm offering to
>clean up our code, make it more consistent, professional throughout so that
>it conforms to a single style, thus making it both more readable and

Sure, but your proposal has a significant negative side-effect, and it's 
your responsibility as the proposer, not other developers', to address it.

Fortunately, access to parameters goes through a single API in Bugzilla, 
so an aliases implementation would be pretty easy to implement.  
Alternately, you could make your modifications via a script instead of 
manually (which is probably easier anyway), then we could distribute 
your script to modified installations to update their code with.

But I think aliases is a much better approach, and easily done to boot.  
If you were willing to do this minimal extra work, I'd support your 
efforts, and I suspect most other developers would too, or at least they 
wouldn't object to it.  Would you be willing to do this?


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