[LLVMdev] Color diagnostics

Hans Wennborg hans at chromium.org
Tue Mar 31 09:35:17 PDT 2015

On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 12:35 AM, Perry Hung <perry at leaflabs.com> wrote:
>> There is no reasonable way to implement that IMO. It would require using
>> dlopen to test for the library, open up a world of security and performance
>> concerns, etc.
> I understand.  I also understand servers may not wish to have ncurses/tinfo,
> and it may be an onerous hard dependency.
> In any case, color diagnostics are advertised as default-on in the
> documentation. It seems reasonable to expect that the release binaries
> should reflect that.

We could mandate that the release is built on machines with ncurses or
tinfo installed, to make sure this default works out-of-the box.

> Is this worth filing a bug?

Yes, please.

> In the meantime, I will bask in glorious color courtesy of trunk.

You could also build 3.6 from source, if you want the release version

 - Hans

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