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Re: [historical] reasoning behind 88 colors

From: Nick Black
Subject: Re: [historical] reasoning behind 88 colors
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 09:02:29 -0400

G. Branden Robinson left as an exercise for the reader:
> At 2020-03-19T04:58:16-0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > The size of the colormap is probably the main issue.
> > The X server has a lookup table for colors which has limited size.
> To expand on this a bit for Nick's benefit, the "Visual" used by the X
> server for the display is the limiting factor.


The two of you are international treasures worthy of UNESCO. I
assume you have no issue with me quoting these emails in my text?

with thanks, nick

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to make an apple pie from scratch,
you need first invent a universe.

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