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Old 01-12-2020 , 05:12   [INC] ColorLib
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ColorLib is built as a replacement for Colors, it uses a a less naive approach to formatting messages to improve the performance of C* functions.

The reason for this is that Colors and More Colors both make heavy use of many ReplaceString operations each one looping through the buffer being formatted, whereas this could be avoided by writing a single pass formatter as used here and was done for ColorVariables.
And to why replace ColorVariables? it also adds extra overhead with forwards and allowing for more "dynamic" colors, which isnt always needed.

So ColorLib was created.

ColorLib is currently twice over twice as fast as MultiColors when using CPrintToChat, further and improved benchmarks will be availible at the GitHub Repository

#pragma semicolon 1
#pragma newdecls required

#include <sourcemod>
#include <colorlib>

public void OnPluginStart()
    RegConsoleCmd("sm_colorlib", Command_ColorLib);

public Action Command_ColorLib(int client, int args)
    CPrintToChat(client, "CPrintToChat - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");
    CPrintToChatAll("CPrintToChatAll - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");
    CPrintToChatEx(client, client, "CPrintToChatEx - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");
    CPrintToChatAllEx(client, "CPrintToChatAllEx - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");

    CReplyToCommand(client, "CReplyToCommand - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");
    CReplyToCommandEx(client, client, "CReplyToCommandEx - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");

    CPrintToServer("CPrintToServer - {darkblue}%s - {darkred}%s", "Test", "Test");
More info and download at the GitHub Repository
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Old 01-13-2020 , 14:03   Re: [INC] ColorLib
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Think I'll add support for this to my ST3 syntax highlighting. Very nice stuff.
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Old 01-14-2020 , 00:30   Re: [INC] ColorLib
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This is awesome, thanks for this.
Over-engineering is underrated.
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Old 01-15-2020 , 13:57   Re: [INC] ColorLib
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Thanks, I'd originally planned this as an extension, but spent too much time fighting with AMBuild, so that has been delayed till I either stop hating it or I wait uppon the Rust bindings.

I shall be improving color customisation by making the color generator configurable without touching code with a config file.
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Old 01-15-2020 , 14:42   Re: [INC] ColorLib
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Thanks for this! I'm going to be using this in the next version of my Deathmatch plugin.
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Old 01-17-2020 , 21:11   Re: [INC] ColorLib
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Will already used in TTT (release soon).
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