[cfe-dev] Colorized compiler errors

Keith Bauer onesadcookie at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 12:30:31 PST 2007

> Seems like it would have to be significantly more complex to know what
> escape sequences to use (eg by looking at $TERM).

The ANSI color escapes seem pretty standard.  Do you know of a
terminal that uses a different set?  There are definitely terminals
which don't support them at all, which might be more of an issue.

> Also, IDEs would probably want to disable colors even if they run the
> compiler hooked up to a pty, in favor of a builtin compiler neutral
> colorizer.

Why would they run the compiler hooked up to a pty?  Lots of unix
tools use the tty-ness of stdin/stdout to change their behavior (eg.
using interactive prompts), it seems like doing this would be a recipe
for disaster...


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