I've been reading the very useful information in these two threads:
- Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes
- What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme
I understand the answers in context of websites and most applications. While I have my Kindle app set to dark on light, on command line and in my text editor when I'm developing I'm unable to work with anything other than light on dark. Even though I have an astigmatism and this answer suggests that this should make me more inclined towards dark on light.
The use of dark themes is consistent with every developer I work with.
I'm interested in what makes these particular use cases special?
Thanks for any thoughts in advance!
[EDIT: Removed a bit so to widen the scope of answers]