Re: [RFC PATCH] color: respect the $NO_COLOR convention
- Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:24:18 -0800
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] color: respect the $NO_COLOR convention
"brian m. carlson" <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> As a note, turning off color can improve accessibility for some people.
> I have a co-worker who has deuteranomaly and virtually all colored text
> at the terminal poses readability problems. It would be beneficial if
> he could just set NO_COLOR=1 in his environment and have everything just
> For this reason, I'm in favor of taking this patch, assuming it comes
> with tests.
Oh, I agree 100% the world would be a better place if there already
is an established way to turn off all colors, instead of having to
run around and setting tool specific configuration like LS_COLORS
etc. for 42 different tools one uses during one's daily life. I
just am not getting the feeling this no-color.org's effort is the
one. We already have a way specific to our project already (i.e.
configuration variables), so if we adopt NO_COLOR but other people
do not universally support it (and they support something else),
we'd end up having to maintain yet another knob that only a handful
of projects understand forever, and that is where my reluctance