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Re: solarized

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: solarized
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:38:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Protesilaos Stavrou <info@protesilaos.com> writes:

> On another note, do we really need to strictly conform with the
> 16-colour palette?
Batsov's Solarized gives you total of 32 colors. I certainly don't want to see
all 32 colors at once in the gui :-). Anyway 16 of those are ment for
extreme cases, and are just shades of eight accented colors, ligher and darker.

If those are not enough for some extreme case, user can always do what
they do now, specify rgb value directly; but for *most* part, hopefully
16 colors would be enough. Nobody said it has to be enough for
*everybody everywhere*.

> In my experience, 16 colours is too limited of a set to design bespoke,
> usable, and pleasing interfaces that match the wide array of needs an
> Emacs user has.
Design literature on contrary says something in lines of "less is more",
both when it comes to color and form.

Too many colors and you get rainbow. Look at dired+ screenshot I
attached. Every "property" is coded in different color, and it just
looks horrible when put together.

Another subject, similar to gui theme colors, is syntax highlighting. Too much
syntax highlighting can be as detrimental as none, see for example this paper:


and this screenshot:


Maybe some thoughts here:


Attachment: dired-rainbow.png
Description: Screenshot of dired

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