List of short request names.


read shortname


readln shortname


Normally, only long request names are used in a template. References to short request names are still legal, but in each case the long name of the request is actually addressed. The long names directive indicates that both long and short names will be used uniquely and that they must be set separately.

The reason for distinguishing between the long and short name of a request is that some solver codes refer to requests both by a full name and by an abbreviation (or number), which should be preserved separately.

Short names are currently not preserved by the user interface. However, long and short names can be combined through mangling to produce a long name which contains the short name.

Components have only one name.