[Haskell-cafe] Suggestion: define a standard keyboard codes library?

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 06:47:39 EDT 2009

But should we use X11 as the standard library then, even on Windows or Mac?
It surely is better than nothing, but it feels a bit weird to install X11
just for using the key codes.

Maybe splitting these keys into a separate package would be a good idea?

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> wrote:

> Peter Verswyvelen wrote:
> > Several libraries define their own codes for they keyboard (GLFW, GTK,
> > etc)
> > Maybe it would be nice to agree on a standard datatype for keys? This
> might
> > also include digital buttons on a joystick, etc...
> > The Windows API has virtual key codes for this.
> X windows key symbols are used extensively in XMonad.
> They are found in the X11 package, in the modules
> Graphics.X11.Types and Graphics.X11.ExtraTypes.
> -Yitz
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