Ticket #12339 (closed Feature Requests: fixed)

Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

Propose users given way to disable blink in colour output

Reported by: Tony Lewis <tonyelewis@…> Owned by: renficiaud
Milestone: Boost 1.63.0 Component: test
Version: Boost 1.61.0 Severity: Cosmetic
Keywords: test,color,colour,blink,output Cc:


Thanks very much for the color_output option; I find it really helps make the test output much easier to decipher.

However I find the blink style that is applied to unexpected serious errors to be unhelpful. It suffers the widely acknowledged design problems with a blink style (eg as mentioned here: The problems are particularly exacerbated by the fact that the message often contains essential technical details that are much harder due to them intermittently disappearing.

Please may I propose that this blink style is removed from the default colour scheme or that at least the user is given some option that allows them to turn off blink without sacrificing colour?

Thanks very much.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by renficiaud

  • Owner changed from rogeeff to renficiaud
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by renficiaud

  • Severity changed from Optimization to Cosmetic

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by renficiaud

  • Milestone changed from To Be Determined to Boost 1.63.0

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by renficiaud

I removed the blinking and replaced with underline. Looks ok in my terminal. In branch topic/12339-remove-blinking-from-color-output.

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by anonymous

Yes, that works for me and I think it's much better. Thanks.

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by Tony Lewis <TonyELewis@…>

Yes, that works for me and I think it's much better. Thanks.

comment:7 Changed 6 months ago by renficiaud

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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