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Re: `diff-mode' shows no colors

From: Lluís
Subject: Re: `diff-mode' shows no colors
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2012 19:42:51 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong writes:

> Lluís <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm using emacs 24.2.1 (debian's unstable emacs24 package) and
>> observed that the faces in `diff-mode', which should show some nice
>> colors, are instead all shown in grayscale.
>> After looking at the definition of some of these faces, it looks like
>> the `(min-colors 88)' condition is applying, leaving all of diff-mode
>> in shades of grey (the ones applying for dark background). Even
>> starting with -q or -Q is not enough to get diffs with color (which I
>> had for some time).

> (min-colors 88) actually specifies the full-color version (I have no
> ideas why Emacs uses the number 88 for this).  Emacs < 24.3 uses grey
> for highlighting; just customize the faces if you want something more
> colorful.  Emacs 24.3 will use the standard red/green color scheme.

Ok, I tried with the emacs-snapshot package (24.2.50) and it does show colors
indeed. The "problem" was that the full-color version in 24.2.1 uses shades of
gray in the full-color version.

Sorry for the noise.


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