Options are instructions to translators on how a particular
definition should be regarded. Any translator can make use of any
option. Options can take a list of string arguments much like the
options and arguments to a program. If none are specified, the option is
considered to be a Boolean value that is
true if specified.
Every vital definition in RIDDL allows a
technology option that takes any number of string arguments. These can
specify the technologies intended for the implementation. This idea was
adapted from a similar idea in
C4 Model For Software Architecture
Other options are specific to the kind of vital definition. See the vital definition’s page for details on the options they take. Non-vital definitions do not allow options.
Option values which are simple identifiers with an optional set of string arguments.