Parameter names - bug 155628

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Dec 22 15:13:07 UTC 2004

Shane H. W. Travis wrote:
> This is the point I really wanted to address -- the 'aliases' thing.
> As I understand it (and I submit as given that my understanding may be
> faulty), aliases are an indirect way of referring to an underlying parameter
> so that they so that they can be referred to in a more user-frendly manner.
> For example "commentonclose" could be aliased to "Require a comment when a
> bug is closed." 

Ah! I thought there were several misunderstandings, but I didn't expect 
this one ;-) As I believe Myk has explained, this isn't what we mean at all.

We just mean making it so
is translated inside the Param call to
- i.e. so custom code using the old value still works. I.e. 
commentonclose becomes an alias for the true value, comment_on_close.

So we're all pretty much in agreement, then? :-)

I'd like to thank you for continuing this discussion even after you 
thought I was being rude, and getting to the bottom of the miscommunication.


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