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bug#4033: 23.1; list-colors-display is misleading

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#4033: 23.1; list-colors-display is misleading
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 21:04:35 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 09:01:21 -0700
> Cc: 
> emacs -Q
> M-x list-colors-display
> The RGB values listed at the right side are misleading.

Only if you interpret them to mean not what they were supposed to

> The displayed RGB hex string ideally should reflect the user's actual
> color possibilities.  If there is no way for Emacs to know that, then
> it's better to err on the side of providing more information:
> #RRRRGGGGBBBB, rather than less: #RRGGBB.  E.g., it's better to
> translate LightBlue as #befded5effff than as #beedff.

16-bit RGB components is what Emacs uses internally, IIRC.  That is
the reason we show each one as two letters.

I think this bug should be closed.

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