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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.

"Love the dolphins," she advised him. "Write by W.A.S.T.E.."

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