On 12/30/06, Daniel Schierbeck <daniel.schierbeck / gmail.com> wrote:

> > * Allow a comma between the two <code>alias</code> arguments --getting
> > an error on that is really annoying. Actually why is <code>alias</code>
> > a keyword? Why have both <code>#alias_method</code> and
> > <code>alias</code>? I have always been told that keywords were to be
> > avoided.
>
> I would personally prefer that the `alias' keyword be removed, but I
> have noticed how at least one prominent Rubyist, which has my utter
> respect, tends to use it all the time. Nonetheless, be gone with it!

+1

I think this is very much a situation where you can easily get by
without it and avoid ugliness / confusion.