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Re: Colored output

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Colored output
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:22:20 -0800

On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 7:53 AM Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'd like to have colored diagnostics in Bison, I do feel on occasion it would 
> make it easier to spot errors and warnings for instance.
> AFAICT, gnulib does not feature any module to help do this.  Coreutils (ls) 
> and GCC (maybe diffutils too) are probably good sources of inspiration, but 
> am I missing something?  Should I look elsewhere first?  Would a gnulib 
> module make sense?

Hi Akim,
I too would start with coreutils, noting that one must be careful to
handle signals, so that the terminal is not left in a bad state when
output is interrupted between a pair of set/reset escape sequences.
Today I was surprised to see that while grep and recent diffutils also
have --color support, grep lacks the signal-handling code that is
present in both coreutils and diffutils.
If you factor some of that code into gnulib, that would be a fine
opportunity to use it to fix grep.

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