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Re: Font-lock.el uses strange value for min-colors (Was x-display-color-

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Font-lock.el uses strange value for min-colors (Was x-display-color-cells returns wrong number)
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:55:21 +0200

> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: 01 Mar 2004 15:24:52 +0900
> > Bottom line is, I think list-colors-display should display colors
> > whose number is close to what Emacs can use on that display, except
> > that it probably shouldn't be too long (so I don't suggest to display
> > 64K colors, for example).
> There are only a few important cases in practice -- monochrome,
> low-color (e.g. 8 color) displays, 256-color (8 bit) displays, and
> everything else.  The current behavior seems to be basically same as
> what you want for most common displays; if you really care, I suppose
> you could look into making it work well in other rarer cases (but I
> suppose that you probably don't care enough).

Getting reasonable results on X seems like something we should want, I
think.  Showing only 64 colors sounds like less than optimal behavior.

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