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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Apr 23 06:01:37 UTC 2016

On 23/04/16 15:39, Xavion wrote:
>> 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).

When running "pacman -Ss pacman", what is the advantage to every colour
apart from the bold package name and the installed highlight?

Lets start with the version.  The version information is not important
and always directly beside the highlighted package name.  Are you ever
looking for the version when you run a search?  What functionality is
there to justify the version being highlighted?

If you can justify the need for the version to be green in the -s or -o
output, I'd really like to hear it.


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