option vs parameter

Guy Dalziel krendoshazin at dementedfury.org
Wed Aug 5 09:33:21 PDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 06:28:09PM +0200, Tobias Gasser wrote:
> Guy Dalziel schrieb:
> > Parameter places a slight
> > emphasis on the parameter, while option does not.
> as both are "options" from the configure script point of view you are
> partly right with your arguments. but i still think it's worth to have 2
> different entries for the view used in the book: one for the
> recomended/required options, one for the optional options.

I'm not suggesting that we drop both entries, I'm suggesting that we
change the optional parameters to something more explicitly obvious.
There will still be required and optional parameters, the optional ones
would just be rendered differently and in accordance with docbook.
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