Tuesday, March 15, 2005, 3:19:00 PM, you wrote:
MB>>> The reason for each match to get a different color is that the exact
MB>>> position of the matched strings does not matter; they can be shuffled
MB>>> inside the two lines. The color is used to indicate which strings
MB>>> relate from one line to the other.
>> Ok, in that case using similar colors will even add to the confusion,
>> especially if the matched blocks are not on/near the same position in
>> both lines.
MB> Why would you find it confusing that similar meaning is coded in similar colors?
Because in this case it is the intention to show where matched blocks
appear in each line. If the color of block 1 is quite similar to the
color of block 2 then it is easy to visually confuse the two.
I know that usually the actual text in the blocks (and the length)
will differ, so mixup is less likely, but in those cases using
different colors at all is less relevant.
MB> Have you even tried using the line-diff feature? :-)
Well, to be honest until today I had not used it, I just started
playing with it because of the colorful discussion today.
>> The colors of matched blocks should also stay away from the other
>> colors in use (added, deleted, conflict). However, since these colors
>> can be changed by the end-user this creates a challenge :)
>> Ideally the end user should be allowed to select the 10 different
>> block colors to use in the line-diff window (so they can be made
>> suitable for his/her choice).
MB> I disagree, this clutters the configuration interface, and is not
MB> something that most users would want to change.
Yes, it is probably too much to ask.
>> If creating a GUI for this is not (yet) an option, I would suggest
>> using light colors, at most two shades per primary color (to avoid
>> mixing them up on monochrome/low color monitors ;)
MB> TSVN runs on Win2000 and above.
MB> The installed Windows 2000 user base using monochrome monitors is, I
MB> think, very small =).
I know, the remark was only intended as a pun for Steve (his monitor
being the one to suffer from being able to show all proposed shades of
To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com
For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received on Tue Mar 15 16:48:49 2005