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Re: [PATCH] Add rainbow-mode

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add rainbow-mode
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:46:42 -0500
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On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:11:16 +0200 Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote: 

LB> 2010/7/30 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
>> On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 06:44:50 -0700 "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> > I'm glad to present rainbow-mode. This is a minor mode that
>>>> > displays color names with colored background.
>>>> There is (since two years) a minor mode, css-color-mode in
>>>> css-color.el written by Niels Giesen...
>>>> See http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~nxhtml/nxhtml/main/files/head:/util/
DA> See also: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/HexColour.
>> I looked at all of them and rainbow-mode seems to be a superset of their
>> functionality (except for highlighting "blue" in blue, for instance).
>> It's definitely more configurable and smarter about the major mode.  The
>> name may have to change so it's clearer what it does: visual-color.el,
>> perhaps?

LB> I do not think rainbow-mode has all the functionality in
LB> css-color-mode (but I only glanced at rainbow-mode so I am not quite
LB> sure). Are you really sure of this?

I agree it doesn't have all the CSS-specific functionality.  Is there
something specific you need?

rainbow-mode.el is more generally useful and can support the
CSS-specific code, whereas css-color-mode.el can't support tex-mode for
instance.  So my vote is still for rainbow-mode.el.


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