[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Added better colourisation support for the "-{Q, S}i" operation.

Xavion xavion.0 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 05:39:18 UTC 2016

> I think there was a mix up there - those two patches have been pulled to
> my local git branch to be applied at some point.

Yes, I keep forgetting to think of 'pull' in Git terms.  When someone talks
of pulling the changes to something, it makes me think they've decided to
discard them.

The -S/Qi patch is too intrusive for a feature that that I am not
> enthused about including (I believe Andrew has reservations about this
> patch too).  It adds very little to the readability of the output.

I can't see how adding an extra parameter to a few functions is "too
intrusive".  Similarly, I think four extra colourings (repository, name,
version, and groups) adds plenty to the readability of the output.

I am still questioning the advantage of colour the repo/version/groups
> in all the -s and -o outputs though.  I see the advantage in
> highlighting the package name and the installed state.  The rest I need
> to decide on.

Please don't remove any of the colourisation that's already present.  If
there's one thing I hate in life, it's when people decide to devolve
something back to the dark ages (excuse the pun).

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