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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 24 04:52:00 UTC 2016

On 24/04/16 14:01, Xavion wrote:
>> When running "pacman -Ss pacman", what is the advantage to every colour
>> apart from the bold package name and the installed highlight?
> As I've said from the start: "The main purpose of having the extra colours
> is to make it easier for the brain to pick out the important bits".
> 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.
> You might not be interested in the version when running a search, but I am
> (probably 20% of the time).  Due to my above quotation, I want it to remain
> green-coloured.

Your justification is really no justification!  "I am" is not a
justification.  Explain why you are interested in the version when you
run a -s or -o.  What question are you answering that you don't first
locate by looking at the package name?


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