Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 03:49:52 EST 2016


On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 6:39 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> A sensible view
> And more helpful than pretending that neanderthal == civilized
>
> Chris: Is it easier to work out the best-lookkng colors with a color picker or
> with hacking through a million #rrggbb combos?

Given that "best-looking" is a vague thing that requires a human eye,
the easiest way is to try it, in real-time. Whether you see the
#rrggbb or drag something with the mouse doesn't matter. But this is
an example (single color selection) that is dead simple; whether you
use a picker or explicit RGB, you're still picking up 24 bits of
information that can be comfortably represented in six characters
(seven if you count the hash as part of it). If you mess something up,
you hit Ctrl-Z and go back to the previous color. When it's more
complicated (say, when you're overlaying multiple brushes in multiple
colors), the cost of having a non-textual representation becomes more
serious.

ChrisA


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