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

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: bug#4033: 23.1; list-colors-display is misleading
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 06:59:38 +0800
User-agent: Mozilla-Thunderbird (X11/20090103)

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

Is that right? Could you please check about this?
Emacs uses 16 bit components internally, because that is what X uses in its APIs. I'm not aware of any graphics driver that allows more than 8 bit granularity though, and on Windows you are restricted to 8 bit by the API anyway.

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