[fpc-devel] Compiler message colour scheme

Kirinn kirinn at mooncore.eu
Sun Nov 22 16:44:47 CET 2020

The feature request was here: https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=37331

It's magenta because GCC etc use magenta for warnings too. Actually, for 
those of us with white terminal backgrounds, yellow text would be hard 
to see, while green, red, and magenta appear quite well against both a 
black and a white background.

I hope a new FPC release happens sooner rather than later; colored 
output is really nice to have.


On 11/22/20 2:59 PM, J. Gareth Moreton via fpc-devel wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This might be me being a little bit picky, but I noticed the new 
> colouring scheme for words like "Warning" and "Error" in the output 
> logs.  Is there any particular reason why "Warning" is in magenta?  
> Normally the convention is that it's yellow (and "Error" in red).  
> Granted, it's purely cosmetic.
> Gareth aka. Kit

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