"fourteen new color names"
Cue the inevitable unending argument about how much cyan is in the teal and how much more/less there should be, and so on for every new color.
Text editor GNU Nano has reached version 6.0. The app’s last x.0 release emerged in July 2020 and was just the fifth full version in the project’s history. Version 6.0 debuted on December 15th and is named “Humor heeft ook zijn leuke kanten”. The Register believes that’s a phrase often uttered by Dutch comedian Herman …
I can see way more than 16, but in my own common usage I can only be bothered with about 10 names: seven in the rainbow, plus pink, brown, gray (grey) is about all I need. Add in white and black to keep happy those who consider them to be colours, is still less than 16. In my experience person A who uses precise colour names doesn't use them in a way that matches the dictionary, and often enough they disagree with random person B who uses the same precise colour names. Teal was a perfect example to bring up: what colour is it? Everybody has a different idea.... I picture the bird, and it's nothing like what is being called teal.
Nah. Most men can only see 16 colours (including black and white) anyway - why do you thing the EGA palette had only 16 colour?
The EGA palette had 64 colours, although it could only display 16 at once. Don't see much point in more than 64 for a lot of stuff - essentially anything not displaying photos. Graphics can look slightly cartoonish but so what? It stops UI designers getting above themselves with pointless and computationally expensive effects.
It is true though that men on average can't perceive as many colours as women. It's one of the things that came up in one of the summer placements when still at Uni, replacing a colour matching database for an automotive paint supplier.
I'd be more inclined to argue over what colo(u)r "brick" is. Round here a lot of buildings were made using "Cambridge white" bricks(*), and you see a lot of yellowish bricks as well, with reds being used for decoration. That's before you consider engineering blues.
(*) The clay used to make them has run out so for new builds you either use vaguely similar greyish ones, or pay a fortune for recycled whites.
Is that necessarily such a bad thing? This is a text editor and the name implies something streamlined. There's a school of though that says a text editor should keep it simple and provide functionality for editing text files, and that's it....the way to the dark side is to keep adding features just because you can, and a few releases down the line you've morphed it into some ungainly beast.
People use nano for editing config files and the like. It's a lot easier to use for basic things than vi and the menu at the bottom is very self-explanatory for the things that most people need to do occasionally. It's not really comparable to vi, emacs, or any of the GUI based editors such as Geany.
"It is a bit of a pig to learn". Which is precisely the point of Nano. It has zero learning curve, all of the controls (by default) are visible on the screen, and when you open a file you can move the cursor about and just type, like a normal person.
Even the Alpine Linux container has Nano.
"Image that, Windows users can't use nano and have to use gvim."
Why not? I use nano on Windows all the time! It's great when you need to edit a file in a remote PowerShell session or you don't want to fire up Notepad just to make a quick edit while in a command or PowerShell window. It is a great replacement for my favorite Windows editor Edit! Really annoyed me when they got rid of that. How hard would it have been to make a 32 bit version.
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