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Michael J. Downes, [log in to unmask], wrote

>It is perhaps of interest to note that unless the tex.pool file is
>changed, \tex_global:D will be reported in the log file as
>"{\global}", \scan_stop: will be reported as "{\relax}", and so
>on. Perhaps e-TeX can provide something useful here for making name
>changes in some way easier than retangling tex.web. (You can just edit
>the .pool file, of course---I have done it myself in the past---but
>then you have to go to some nontrivial extra trouble if you want to
>synchronize the checksums.)

And \meaning and \show, so making debugging a lot harder, except
if you know the TeX equivalence. (Again! See one of my previous messages
where I said:
>...see the unmatched brace. A bit tricky but clear when you are using TeX;
>with \let:NN is not so clear what are you doing -- except when you learn
>its TeX equivalence!...)
IMHO, this makes a very strong case _against_ renaming the TeX
primitives.

Regards
Javier