[opam-devel] opam publish package name

Amir Chaudhry amc79 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 19 13:58:52 BST 2015

> On 19 Aug 2015, at 11:18, Louis Gesbert <louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com> wrote:
>> Another possibility would be to have aliases for builtins, and allow
>> to override their default names: for example, if I type "opam search
>> XXX", opam would first call "opam-search", and only if it does not
>> exist, call the builtin. Then "opam-search" would be able to call
>> "opam builtins search XXX" to access the builtin command with enhanced
>> parameters...
> That sounds dangerous ;)
> There is at the moment a check that specifically disables plugins named like a known command. The above could be quite straight-forward to implement, but I don't clearly see a use-case.

I think this kind of ‘shadowing’ can be confusing for users and end up making bug reports more complex to handle.

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