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bug#7943: white background is color #e5e5e5 in terminal window


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#7943: white background is color #e5e5e5 in terminal window
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 21:40:55 +0100

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>>       ("white"          7 (229 229 229))      ; gray90
>>       ("brightwhite"   15 (255 255 255)))     ; white
>>
>> As you see, what is called "white" in list-colors-display is actually
>> gray90....  This definition is used to leave FFFFFF for brightwhite
>
> Wow.  I won't presume to suggest that this is misguided, but I can't help but
> wonder why.  Why wouldn't white be called "white" and gray90 be called 
> "gray90"
> or "off-white" or some such?  Likewise for red and the rest.  Why change the
> standard/conventional/common definition of the color name?
>
> Just wondering.

Because this is Emacs? ;-)





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