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Re: organization of optimization options in manual

On 01/14/15 23:12, Sandra Loosemore wrote:
On 01/14/2015 08:41 PM, Jeff Law wrote:
With the section being ~60 pages, my first thought is we have way too
many options!

Heh, at least we have documentation for all those options.  :-)

But that's not likely to change.  Though perhaps the
process will encourage some culling of options that really don't make
sense anymore.

Would we want to remove useless options outright, or deprecate them for
a while with removal to happen at some future time, or just deprecate
them and/or document that they are not useful?
We typically deprecate and leave it as a nop for a major release cycle, then do final removal the next major release.

I guess it can't be any worse than it is now, though, where the whole 60
pages is essentially a "misc bucket".  I'll see if I can put together a
plan for splitting things up....  if there are too many leftovers maybe
others can help by suggesting different/additional categories.
Sounds good. I think just starting with the list & creating the buckets with the list. Then post here and we'll iterate and try to nail that down before you start moving everything in the .texi file.


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