[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2409: last call for options keys consolidation

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Tue Nov 25 01:00:37 PST 2014

#2409: last call for options keys consolidation
 Reporter:  martinl               |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  task                  |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  blocker               |   Milestone:  7.0.0                    
Component:  Default               |     Version:  unspecified              
 Keywords:  standardized options  |    Platform:  Unspecified              
      Cpu:  Unspecified           |  

Comment(by martinl):

 Replying to [comment:23 glynn]:
 > Replying to [ticket:2409 martinl]:

 >  1. Compound words cannot have their components abbreviated
 individually, so "background" cannot be abbreviated to "bg". "back_ground"
 can be abbreviated to "background" or "bg", but looks ugly.

 thanks for useful comments, there are a lot of options which are
 abbreviated. Eg.

 bgcolor Background color

 Do we prefer to leave as it is or change to



 Then it can be abbreviated to


 but not to


 That would require to rename the option to


 which is ugly as Glynn already noted.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2409#comment:24>
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