On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 10:11:00PM +0100, Chris Rees wrote: > > The point I was trying to make (badly), was that long options are a > PITA to type. I don't believe it's any easier to learn the long names > for options than the short ones. Since you're typing huge amounts of > text quickly, you're more likely to make mistakes, and you'll probably > forget them anyway.
One can have long options in a user-friendly way (some implementors choose to allow them to be abbreviated; some environments do name-completion). As I'm editing this remark, for example, I'm using a text editor that does name-completion (a good thing since it has several hundred commands, which can each be bound to a single character, etc). -- Thomas E. Dickey http://invisible-island.net ftp://invisible-island.net
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