colors from waf => crap in log files

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Nov 6 03:30:12 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> I assume the default is auto.

I think so.

> How do I find out what that really does?  My quick attempt with google didn't 
> find ianything.

That's because the waf documentation is horrible - it's the one real
drawback waf has.  It's the maintainer brain-dumping about *his*
knowledge of the system in a way nearly inaccessible to anyone else.

Thus, the user community is tiny and has not generated the cloud of
googlable FAQs and hints and tips that you normally get around
tools like this.

I occasionally think about starting a waf FAQ.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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