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Re: solarized

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: solarized
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:29:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 20:21, Göktuğ Kayaalp <self@gkayaalp.com> wrote:
>  On 2020-09-16 04:30 +03, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > The solarised themse are good themes and quite popular and I think they
>  > should definitely be added to the default set of themes included in Emacs.
>  > Whether either of them should be the default theme is another question, but
>  > it would be good to be able to just turn them on if needed.
>  That’s why I think fiddling with defaults is kinda missing the point.
>  We all have what our minds want and bodies need, and the colours of a
>  program we’ll use a lot, if configurable, is one of the first things
>  we’ll adjust.  When I watch coding videos for example, I rarely see
>  people sticking to even VS Code’s or Sublime Text’s default
>  colourschemes, which are dark and ‘trendy’.  So it might not be worth
>  the breakage.
> What I meant was having solarised as one of the options in the themes 
> included by default as opposed to making it the default
> theme.
My opinion too when I suggested it.

> In the long-term, I think an API and theme generator which makes it easier to 
> create consistent or customize existing themes is the
> real solution. Emacs already has the most flexible infrastructure for 
> creating themes, but working at the low level. setting each
> face individually, is slow and difficult, requiring lots of trial and error 
> to get right. A good theme generator could make this easier,
> continuing Emacs' customizable and extensible forte. 

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