[swift-evolution] Proposal SE-0009 Reconsideration

Jeff Kelley slaunchaman at gmail.com
Mon May 23 11:43:58 CDT 2016

As a colorblind developer, this isn’t really an issue. The vast majority of colorblind people can discern colors. As long as the IDE allows you to customize which colors it displays, you can find a palette that will work with your eyes (for my type of colorblindness, for instance, I have difficulty differentiating blue and purple, so I wouldn’t use both in my syntax highlighting color scheme). As long as color isn’t the only thing differentiating on-screen elements, adding colors to syntax highlighting is beneficial even to us colorblind developers. :)

Jeff Kelley

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> On May 23, 2016, at 12:24 PM, Krystof Vasa via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> The problem can also be easily mitigated by having the IDE use a different color to display a variable based on where it was defined (eclipse come to mind as an example). This is something the brain naturally notices without paying any conscious attention.
> Tell that to the colorblind :)
>>> -- E
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