On Tue, May 26, 2009, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 09:47:05AM -0700, Aahz wrote:
On Tue, May 26, 2009, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn wrote: >
Personally, I would consider "objective
arguments" to be controlled,
repeatasble, studies with quantitative results. I've seen such studies about light-background-dark-foreground vs. dark-foreground- light-background, which is why I use the former now. I haven't seen
such studies about line width, especially not with Python text as
opposed to English text.
Personally, I would be amazed to see any significant difference between the two foreground/background combinations you list. ;-)
Entirely off topic by now, but these differences are more significant for e.g. dyslectic people. And these studies exist and are the reason exam papers in the UK are printed black on yellow etc.
In case it wasn't clear, Zooko gave exactly the same color combo for foreground/background, only reversed in ordering. It was a jest at his
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