[New-bugs-announce] [issue39160] ./configure --help has inconsistencies in style

anthony shaw report at bugs.python.org
Sun Dec 29 22:45:04 EST 2019

New submission from anthony shaw <anthony.p.shaw at gmail.com>:

I've noticed that ./configure --help is inconsistent.

- The way default values are shared
- The way enumerated 
- The verbs used (e.g. enable, set)
- Some --with-xyx and some --with(out-xyz)
- Some start with capitals, others don't

Also, many of the flags could use additional explanation as to their purpose, or reference the rST file in the doc that explains what they do.

PR to follow

components: Build
messages: 359014
nosy: anthony shaw
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: ./configure --help has inconsistencies in style

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