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Re: min-colors 88

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: min-colors 88
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:50:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> I keep seeing 88 for min-colors. I wonder if a different
>> number would be more appropriate, as it seems that 88 is
>> quite arbitrary.
> It is not arbitrary: xterm (and its workalikes) has a mode
> where it supports 88 colors. That number is enough for Emacs
> to express all of the possible colors from the X repertoire,
> so we use that as a threshold for "any color is supported".

88 was useful to people who went to South America after WW2 as
well ...

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