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Mon, 18 Feb 2002 08:01:05 +0200 (IST)
On Sun, 17 Feb 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:
> In interactive usage, set-background-color provides completion, to ease
> the burden of typing the long color names. The fact that you cannot
> choose hex notation there is a side effect of that completion. I think
> completion is more important than the ability to use arbitrary hex values
> interactively, in this case.
> It ought to be possible to support both forms, and provide completion
> that works only in the case of the color names and is a no-op for #
> colors. That would be a good thing to do.
I'm not sure: I have vague recollection that the current code was changed
during v21.1 development, for some good reason. I will look into this.