[riot-devel] Colorized compiler output not for Emacs users

Hauke Petersen hauke.petersen at fu-berlin.de
Mon Aug 7 10:25:11 CEST 2017

Hi Kees,

I was not aware of the compatibility issues for Emacs users when 
enabling the colored gcc output. So yes, I'd say a conditional flag 
preventing this on demand is indeed needed. I just opened a PR with that 
fix [1].


P.S. AFAIK many in the community actually use VIM for coding. Personally 
I use sublime-text for most editing...

[1] https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/pull/7451

On 06.08.2017 19:00, Kees Bakker wrote:
> Hey,
> Since commit 2811adc0 we get colorized gcc output.
> Hmm. That's unfortunate for Emacs users (I'm probably one of
> the very few).
> Emacs parses the compiler output and now it cannot match the error
> messages anymore.
> Would it be possible to add some variable to disable the coloring? 
> (There's
> more than just this GCC diagnostics-color.) Something like DONOT_COLOR.
> This would be in the same category as QUIET, I guess.
> But really, I'm curious what people use to develop RIOT-OS. VIM?, 
> Eclipse? Atom?
> Emacs?

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