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26 Feb 2001 21:02:25 -0700
Akim> - --amdir=DIR directory storing config files
Akim> + -A, --amdir=DIR directory storing config files
>> I definitely don't want a short form for this.
>> This option shouldn't really be used by users.
Akim> I use it all the time when hacking Autoconf and Automake :)
You aren't an ordinary user.
Akim> I introduced these short forms to sync completely the Autoconf
Akim> and Automake suites.
I don't find that particularly compelling.
I've tried to only give short forms to options which are used
I don't think --help, --version, or --amdir are used frequently
enough to warrant a short form.