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Re: set-background-color

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: set-background-color
Date: 17 Feb 2002 11:46:05 +0100
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address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:

> On 17 Feb 2002, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> In interactive usage, set-background-color provides completion, to
> ease the burden of typing the long color names.  The fact that you
> cannot choose hex notation there is a side effect of that
> completion.  I think completion is more important than the ability
> to use arbitrary hex values interactively, in this case.

Why should one have to choose?  The "Open File" dialog, for example,
offers completion and also accepts names that do not yet exist.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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