color.h: remove obsolete comment about limitations on Windows

Originally, ANSI color sequences were supported on Windows only by
overriding the printf() and fprintf() functions, as mentioned in e7821d7
(Add a notice that only certain functions can print color escape codes,

As of eac14f8 (Win32: Thread-safe windows console output, 2012-01-14),
however, this is no longer the case, as the ANSI color sequence support
code needed to be replaced with a thread-safe version, one side effect
being that stdout and stderr handled no matter which function is used to
write to it.

So let's just remove the comment that is now obsolete.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Johannes Schindelin 7 years ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 765428699a
commit 3d0a83382f
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@ -18,11 +18,6 @@ struct strbuf;
#define COLOR_MAXLEN 70
* IMPORTANT: Due to the way these color codes are emulated on Windows,
* write them only using printf(), fprintf(), and fputs(). In particular,
* do not use puts() or write().
#define GIT_COLOR_RESET "\033[m"
#define GIT_COLOR_BOLD "\033[1m"