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Re: set-background-color

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: set-background-color
Date: 17 Feb 2002 19:01:57 +0100

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> > From: address@hidden (David Kastrup)
> > Date: 17 Feb 2002 17:56:09 +0100
> > > 
> > > They are not valid colors for the display being used.
> > 
> > I have a true-color X display capable of displaying the colors such as
> > "#c0c0c0"
> I was not talking about X; this is a misunderstanding.  This thread
> was about "emacs -nw", and it's in that context that I replied to all
> the questions.

Sorry for the confusion.  When I jumped into the thread, it was after
you stated that it was color completion that prohibited use of
"#c0c0c0" and the like as color specifiers and that this was a
necessity.  And my claim was that prohibiting the use of legal color
specifiers was not my idea of an intuitive user interface, and that I
failed to see the necessity when, for example, file name completion
for opening files with C-x C-f could work without demanding that the
file you are going to work with exists previously.

That entering colors for
M-x set-background-color
in the form #c0c0c0 and similar is illegal also under X seems to show
that this bears little relation to tty colors, but rather is an
artifact of general interactive color treatment.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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