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#12339 closed Feature Requests (fixed)

Propose users given way to disable blink in colour output

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

Description

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_element). 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.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by Raffi Enficiaud

Owner: changed from Gennadiy Rozental to Raffi Enficiaud
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by Raffi Enficiaud

Severity: OptimizationCosmetic

comment:3 Changed 13 months ago by Raffi Enficiaud

Milestone: To Be DeterminedBoost 1.63.0

comment:4 Changed 12 months ago by Raffi Enficiaud

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 11 months ago by anonymous

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

comment:6 Changed 11 months ago by Tony Lewis <TonyELewis@…>

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

comment:7 Changed 10 months ago by Raffi Enficiaud

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

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