[pacman-dev] Please make the colourised output exactly like that of "pacman-color"

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue May 28 04:34:56 EDT 2013

On 28/05/13 17:43, Xavion wrote:
> I've discovered that the patch I submitted earlier today fails if the
> string or list is empty.  I've modified the code to prevent this, but will
> wait until those other patches you mentioned are merged before resubmitting
> mine.
> The other thing I've been thinking is that perhaps it's better to use the
> yellow text for the "Replaces" array.  This is kind of like a warning,
> while having the "Conflicts With" array in red symbolises something
> stronger (i.e. like an error).
> If the "Description" is coloured yellow in the information output, it
> probably should look the same in the search output as well.  I'm thinking
> you guys might not want to go down that path, which strengthens the case
> for using yellow in "Replaces" instead.

The search output is already too much of a rainbow.  So I agree with
using yellow for replaces and red for conflicts.

I'd suggest splitting your patch into two parts.  The first being adding
the set-up for adding colours and the second changing the output colours.


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