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Re: How many colors does a rainbow have?

by jonadab (Parson)
on Jan 28, 2009 at 12:23 UTC ( #739516=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How many colors does a rainbow have?
in thread How many colors does a rainbow have?

When I was a kid we always said "red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple", but of course there are a lot of transitional shades in between. I'd count indigo as one of those, since it's not a very well-known color by name. In fact, I've never heard of it at all outside the context of rainbows. Nothing is ever described as being indigo in color. If you're going to list indigo, you may as well include spring green, cyan, periwinkle, aqua, teal, fuschia, and chartreuse while we're at it.

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Comment on Re: How many colors does a rainbow have?
Re^2: How many colors does a rainbow have?
by Porculus (Hermit) on Jan 28, 2009 at 22:14 UTC
    Nothing is ever described as being indigo in color.

    Apart from the eponymous SGI workstation of blessed memory.

Re^2: How many colors does a rainbow have?
by JSchmitz (Canon) on Feb 02, 2009 at 21:08 UTC
    "We're working on a multi-year set of freely redistributable Vacation Bible School materials."

    What exactly does that have to do with Perl?

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