> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro....>
> Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 15:46:43 -0400
> Cc: juri@jurt..., emacs-devel@gnu.... >
> >> Maybe the shadow face should be fixed instead.
> > Why? It does what it's supposed to do: makes the text barely visible.
> Then why isn't it good for the `diff-context' face?
Well, I didn't suggest to change it in the first place, so I really am
not the man to ask. I guess the idea is that diff context needs to be
readable after all.
> Or more specifically, why is it only good for `diff-context' on color
> terminals with more than 88 colors?
Probably because, with more than 88 colors, the shadow face is more
readable than the current color on 16- and 8-color tty's.
> It should work just fine on gray-level terminals
Yes, those should need a separate definition, if we change the current
> and if the result is completely unreadable on terminals with less
> than 88 colors, thenwhy shouldn't that problem also be fixed for the
> `shadow' face?
It's not ``completely unreadable'', at least not in my opinion.