Sunday, 10 March 2013

New project 'Crayonizer' on Freecode

I just posted a new project, 'Crayonizer' onto Freecode. Crayonizer is a simple program that 'colors in' the output of other programs. You either use bash aliases or symbolic links so that crayonizer gets called when you run, say, gcc. It then runs gcc for real, and colors in the output. You can get it here. Here's a gratuitous screenshot:

With this project I've discovered that freecode will censor your release descriptions. For instance, I wrote:

"Will probably compile under OSX if the wind's blowing in the right direction"

but this appears on freecode as:

"May compile under OSX"

And the slogan:

"Console purtyfication for the people!"

is reduced to:

"Console purtyfication."

So I guess that brevity is still the soul of wit.