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Re: [Nmh-workers] colorized/highlighted scan output?

From: Earl Hood
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] colorized/highlighted scan output?
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:35:30 -0500

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:

>> Pretty much every modern terminal (emulator) supports color, so more
>> power to those that want to do add color to scan output.
> But is it worth the added code complexity?

But that is not what the initial criticism was about, unless I veered
off course as I have been not following this thread in depth.  The basic
idea of adding color as being "silly" is a wrong, IMO.

Now, what you ask is valid, but that is based on a cost-benefit analysis.
Adding color has benefits, but it may not be worth the maintenance

It would be nice if the format syntax could support non-ASCII character
sequences without munging them since I think this will be useful beyond
including ANSI escape sequences.  If the whole color push motivates
some to to make it happen, more power to them.


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