What’s the best name for keyword parameters?

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Thu Aug 2 13:40:04 PDT 2012


The term “keyword parameters” comes (AFAIK) from Lisp. I have seen Brendan use it and have also used it myself [1]. Can we do better? jQuery talks about “options objects”. Hence keyword parameter = option? But that clashes a bit with optional positional parameters.

[1] http://www.2ality.com/2011/11/keyword-parameters.html

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