Re: [cc65] TGI palettes (was: TGI colors revisited)

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: 2011-05-21 17:32:40
On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 05:40:12AM -0400, Greg King wrote:
> > Hmm, do we really want to go into color approximation? What is the
> > metric for similarity? I'd rather go for a simple "Either I have what
> > you ask for, or I don't". The additional function allocating colors
> > from RGB values (see above) maybe could allow for approximation.
> An obvious metric is "use the dark color when the light/bright version
> isn't available".  But, a program might need to know when it must use
> some method, other than a bright color, to highlight a graphics figure.
> Therefore, _automatic_ approximation is a bad idea.

If we go for "a program must work on any platform with any driver without
changes" you would be right. But that's an unreachable goal, so for me it
would be completely acceptable if a program written for some other platform
and/or driver shows wrong colors and the source must be corrected to fix that



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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