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REPLIES: syntax for -A aliasing?

Dave Matthews matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu
Thu Jan 13 16:42:20 EST 1994

> To: acedb at net.bio.net
> From: "Dave Matthews" <matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu>
> Subject: syntax for -A aliasing?
> Date: 11 Jan 1994 20:45:38 -0000
> Is the Alias command -A in .ace files supposed to be working?  If so, what
> is the syntax?  I can do Rename with 
> -R Colleague : "Old Name" "New Name"
> , but -A gives error message "Unrecognized Class -A".  (This is using xace
> version 1-10).

Jean replied that it didn't work, so he fixed it:

: if you need it badly i can send a fixed ace2/3 source code

Richard pointed out some problems with using the Alias feature, either via
..ace files or the menu:

: I don't know if it works or not.  We don't use it because it doesn't dump
: out in ace format, so is not preserved properly in updates etc.  It works
: internally, but I think is a potential source of confusion and errors, until
: we can automatically keep track for the aliased-to object of all its alias
: names.

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