Within the last like hour or so, the highlighting for many languages appears to have changed. Browsing questions now, I'm seeing code like this:
I have to say, as a red/green colorblind individual, this is much harder to read. I think the
def in the Python and a few other things are purple, because they don't look black, but I can't even tell for sure. That means that the only coloring that I see here is red, which is itself not a great color for many people.
I'm assuming this is linked to the
highlight.js change, but I'm finding it much harder to distinguish different elements after the change. It's unlikely that I'm the only one who's affected by this if this is due to colorblindness.
For reference, this is what I use:
It's the "Darcula" default in Pycharm. The white text is a much better contrast. Maybe I'll just go with @Spevacus' suggestion and get used to the dark theme on SO; especially if this isn't a widespread issue. Here's Stack Overflow's dark theme for reference:
(Softer blacks and whites would maybe be a little easier on the eyes though.)