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

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Thu Nov 27 09:02:30 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 wenzeslaus):

 Replying to [comment:54 martinl]:
 > Replying to [comment:53 annakrat]:
 > > we started to unabbreviate everything. I thought the initial idea was
 to fix only apparently bad parameter names, but this is starting to have
 large consequences - changes in scripts, manual pages, and confusing
 > with lookup table `old_key:new_key` we can quite easily fix all scripts
 and manual pages. Also parser will understand `old_key` will continue to
 work. We were planned to do cleanup some years ago, this ticket has been
 open 3 months ago. I believe that it will has good consequences at the
 end. We just need to finish the job. That's all.

 The purpose of unabbreviated options (and cleanup) is user friendliness
 through manual and interface clearness. But the consequences of your
 decision are two different terms for one thing. This is not user friendly
 and thus it goes against the original motivation for the change.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2409#comment:55>
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