Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 21:42:30 +0100
Reply-To: Peter Crawford <Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Peter Crawford <Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Coloured SCL
In article <email@example.com>, Jules Bosch
>I recntly completed an enagegment where the SCL coding was done in
>color. Comments were green, SCL labels were blue, SCL code was black,
>and unresolved issues were red. Personally, I am not an advocate of
>colored text but when in Rome...
>Anyway, I simply set four function keys with "color text red,"
>"color..." which allowed me to skip back and forth between whatever
>color was required at the moment. This command applies to text TO BE
>TYPED, not existing text. I point this out because when first I began
>to respond to this post I was in the DMS, not a BUILD session. In DMS
>all existing text as well as text to be typed takes on the color
>Farther, in SCL, if a section of text has to be changed from black to
>green, for example, one could mark the text and then use the command
>COLOR MT GREEN where MT stands for marked text.
Felt like adding an aside on this
On most of the platforms where I've been writing SCL the default appears
like black text on a white background (except the mainframe but thats
different in so many other ways as well).
After writing some blue text (esc B or color text B) I returned to
writing in black again, with color text black.. When later I issued the
command color map black blue
not all the black text was changed!
Only that written after the "color text black" command was changed.
Although the original color looked black, I think it must have been
color "foreground" or something similar.
Does anyone have an explanation ?