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Re: set-background-color

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: set-background-color
Date: 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.

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