`alias`directive can only be used as an alias for items of the same type. I.e., a string alias can only be for another string, not a constant. It is an interesting idea, though, and I'll think about it.

If you want "All real numbers" to be equal to (-inf,inf), then you need to make "All real numbers" be a constant, not a string. That would be

Context()->constants->redefine("All real numbers",from=>"Interval",using=>"R");The problem is that constant names are not allowed to contain spaces. So in order to do this, you need to change the allowed constant names first:

Context()->constants->{namePattern} = qr/.*/; Context()->constants->redefine("All real numbers",from=>"Interval",using=>"R");This first line allows names to be anything (any string of any characters). Note, however, that this is case-sensitive, and that students could use this just as they could (-inf,inf), so could make formulas that include "All real numbers", as in

1 < x or all real numbers

Alternatively, you can make "All real numbers" into a string

Context()->strings->add("All real numbers"=>{});(which will be case-insensitive), and use "All real numbers" when that is the correct answer. Students can enter a string without an error message (though it will be marked incorrect). When it is the correct answer, however, you may want to add

`typeMatch=>"Interval"`to the

`cmp()`call in order to get the proper type checking on the student's answers.

Hope that helps.

Davide