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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:35:01 +0900
The scuttlebutt has always been that the color-theme stuff is very
flaky, but since there's been some effort to set it up by default, I
decided to try it out.
1. I normally have a dark-background. Since the "tango" theme is a
light-background theme, I did "load-theme RET tango RET" expecting
it to change my background color ... which it didn't. Instead, my
window flashed, and some random faces changed, but mainly things
seemed exactly the same.
Is this a bug, or does this theme intentionally not change the
background color? If the latter, isn't that kind of awkward, given
that themes seem to be designed for specific background colors, and
look pretty bad when on some other background color? [It seems
pretty user-unfriendly to make a user change the background color
himself to match the theme ... most will not even realize they need
to do so.]
2. The basic interface seems to be "load-theme", which also turns on
the theme, and then you can subsequently use "disable-theme" and
"enable-theme" to turn it off or on again.
Isn't this kind oaf out-of-sync with general Emacs policy, which is
that "loading" should only load stuff, and not actually execute it?
Perhaps it would be better to deprecate load-theme for user usage,
make `enable-theme' the main entry point, and give the latter the
ability to auto-load themes (and do completion on unloaded themes) etc.
3. Themes _seem_ to be stacked, which I guess could be nice, but is
also kind of confusing.
I wanted to try out various themes, so I did load-theme x,
load-theme y, etc. I then wanted to go back to my own settings, so
at first I did "enable-theme user" which didn't work... then I
realized that maybe I needed to do "disable-theme x" for all the
themes I had tried; I did this, but I'm still not back to my
original faces... Now I'm not sure if there is anyway to get back
without restarting emacs.
Anyway, I'm kind of confused. Am I misunderstanding this stuff?
Is it simply buggy? Is this really a good interface...?
I'd rather be consing.