[vlc-devel] [patch] per default disable, colored console messages on windows

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Fri Feb 15 23:55:16 CET 2008

Hi Andre,

On Feb 15, 2008, at 11:44 PM, Andre Weber wrote:
> anybody who is feels disturbed by the output of --help or --longhelp  
> on windows,
> where color codes are inserted into the text, which may be useful  
> for linux consoles,
> should try this patch, which disables the color output on windows  
> per default,
> instead leaving it enabled. (to remove the support completly with  
> idefs it would
> need a lot more ifdefs in different files, so its just a quick  
> solution.)

There is an alternative solution which is the use of ncurses's  
has_colors() function. Hence we could automatically detect if your  
current terminal supports text color. Because I am sure there are some  
colored terminal even on windows.


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