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Re: RFC: color diagnostics markers

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Jakub Jelinek <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 09:04:06PM -0500, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
>> We might be saying the same thing using different languages.
>> I was the %r/%R markers are ways of implementing the IL language
>> I suggested in that message.  So, as such I do not object to it.
>> Having an explicit call makes the FE makes a "colorful" formatting
>> decision way too early -- a FE shouldn't be concerned about color matters.
>> That decision should be left to the device doing the formatting.  Separation
>> of concerns here isn't just taste; it is good engineering practice.
> But the decision is left to the device doing the formatting.
> The %r/%R only says, this text in between is of this kind (locus, quote
> (well, that is automatically done by the patch also for %</%> and %qs etc.),
> etc.), and we either color that using GCC_COLORS (or default) defined color
> if requested through command line option and terminal supports it, or we
> don't.

We are in violent agreement.  I was explaining my take on %r/%R to Manuel.

-- Gaby

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