Re: [dev][st] Approach to adding -bg colour option to st

From: Jan <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:34:12 +0200

On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:56:15 +0200, Troels Henriksen <>
> Aurélien Aptel <> writes:
>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM, David Tweed <>
>> wrote:
>>> to convert DefaultBG and DefaultFG from #define's into full C
>>> variables with defaults and add option partsing code to set them
>>> according to -fg and -bg. (The simplest thing would be to make the
>>> argument be an array index rather than parsing a colour spec.) Before
>>> I start working on a patch, does that sound like the appropriate way
>>> to do this or is there a different way of handling colour that's being
>>> envisaged?
>> A X11 parsable color is better (#rrggbb, "light red", etc).
> This is true, because then XAllocNamedColor will handle everything for
> you.
> It is also worth considering whether to handle this via X Resources (the
> ~/.Xdefaults file) instead of command line options - since a terminal is
> not normally something you are going to start by invoking directly, but
> rather through a shortcut in your window manager.

The only reason I see for having the bg-color changed at runtime is, that
I have special cases in which I want a red or green or so bg terminal. If I
just want to set the default bg, it should imho be done in config.h.

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