[Haskell-cafe] Haskell & monads for newbies

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 15 14:23:37 EDT 2007

Derek Elkins wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 17:11 +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> I'm still really really fuzzy on why this exists...
> What?


> The reason I pointed it out is that it (a window manager) is something
> one usually thinks of as being "nothing but IO", yet this is not at all
> how xmonad is implemented.

Indeed it sure *looks* like it should be "all I/O"... ;-)

> As for ease, it is shorter, more featureful, more robust, and was
> implemented much quicker that it's "inspiration" dwm.  It also seems
> pretty popular for its age (not just in the Haskell community) as far as
> minimalistic window managers go.

More... featureful...?

It's a minimalistic WM. It even says so on the tin. Either it's minimal 
or it isn't...

As for "robust"... it tiles windows. What could possibly go wrong?

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