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keyword argument

An argument to a function call that’s identified by an associated keyword rather than by its position in the argument list.

In the MPS

Keyword arguments are passed to functions in the MPS interface as arrays of structures of type mps_arg_s. See Keyword arguments.


Also known as


A kilobyte is 1024 bytes (1).

See byte (1) for general information on this and related quantities.

The standard abbreviation is “kB”, but “KB” is often used by people unfamiliar with the metric system.