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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-13 16:08:26


| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Reece Dunn
| Sent: 13 September 2004 18:28
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: RE: [boost] Formal review of "Output Formatters"
| library begins today

| > One thing I would REALLY REALLY like is a Boost 'Standard' way of
| >colouring and indenting code similar to Visual Studio IDE -
| though I don't
| >feel their colour scheme is quite as good mine!
| What do you think about the new Boost.quickdoc? The docs for
| quickbook are
| available at, and the source is at
| Thanks to Eric and Joel for this great tool.

I don't like the greyed background to anything. I don't think it helps at
It makes things take longer to print out if you need a paper copy - when the
going gets really tough.
Nor do the boxes around really help much either, but they at least don't

The coloring isn't strong enough for my taste - using blue for keywords is a
great help in reading,

The colour scheme chosen by Textpad (my favorite replacement for Notepad) -
for coloring C and C++ seems good -and mine only slightly better ;-)

My view is that color is a massive hit in helping people to read code,
especially if it can be applied uniformly, something that Boost could


Paul A Bristow
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