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    SubjectRe: comments on CML 1.1.0
    On Sat, 14 Apr 2001, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

    > > * the colors are hard to see (red/blue on black). Probably
    > > matter of terminal settings. I do not have any productive
    > > ideas tho... Probably to get best experience to as much
    > > people as possible the less colors are used the better.
    > >
    > > The 'blue: last visited submenu' is unnecessary. Especially
    > > because it later turns green... And the 'red' vs. 'green'
    > > thing. I guess the green should be used for 'visited entries'
    > > too. Now the red means like 'Doh. So I should not have
    > > touched this?'. Confusing.
    > >
    > > In other words: if there are too much colors, they become
    > > a thing that should be separately learned, not a helpful
    > > aid.
    > >
    > > All this IMHO ofcourse. Colors are 'matter of taste' thing
    > > so there probably is not exact Rigth Thing.
    >
    > You make good points. In the 1.1.1, blue and yellow/brown will be gone;
    > it's just green for everything visited.

    I haven't had a chance to take a look, but a heads-up about color
    confusion issues. There may be no right thing, but there are plenty of
    wrong things. For instance, for about 4% of people (8% of males), RGB
    FFFF00 and 00FF00 are nearly indistiguishable, as are FF00FF and 0000FF.

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