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Re: terminal capability querying

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: terminal capability querying
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 14:46:55 +0300

> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: 20 Apr 2002 18:58:57 +0900
> Actually, it occured to me that it would be a nice feature to also allow
> passing attribute lists to `display-supports-face-attribute-p' (or
> whatever it ends up being called), e.g.:
>   (display-supports-face-attribute-p '(:foreground "red" :background "white"))
> In most cases the effect would be same as simply the `and' of the
> individual attributes, but for others, it could use the extra info to
> return more `intelligent' results; in the case where both :foreground
> and :background are specified, for instance, it could at least ensure
> that the colors are `different".

Yes, it would be good to have that.  We could also teach this
function about unpleasant color combinations.

> I agree, sometimes it's going to be necessary to use special cases, so
> it's clearly necessary to be able to do low-level tests like the number
> colors, but I'd like to avoid it as much as possible. 

I agree.

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