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bug#25890: `color-values` gives wrong value

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#25890: `color-values` gives wrong value
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:07:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> I'm open to alternative ideas for how to solve the original bug in a
> less intrusive way.  I just don't think defaulting to 2 would be such
> an alternative, because the underlying issues are very subtle, and if
> we continue using 2 as the default, users of that function will never
> discover that they need to use 4.  But maybe there are other ways that
> leave everyone more happy.

The normal way to introduce incompatible changes like this is to
introduce a new function and mark the old function as obsolete, isn't
it?  (Then remove the old function in about ten years time.  :-))

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