[Xmonad] Tabbed layout, xinerama, strange crashing

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jun 12 04:27:20 EDT 2007

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 10:32:11AM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> > > Also nice would be the ability to catch exceptions in the X monad (as
> > > discussed before).  It seems that xlib crashes when I try to find the
> > > width of a string.  I'd enjoy not having to log in again when this
> > > happens.
> > 
> > The ability to catch exceptions would be nice, but it's hard to say how
> > such a facility should work.  Do we roll back state on an exception?
> > We have to be careful here because there are certain state components
> > (like mapped, waitingUnmap) that bring dire consequences when lost.
> Obviously thought would need to go into it, and we'd only explicitely catch
> exceptions--particularly when calling user-defined code.
> > Furthermore, I think that catching errors in layouts is the wrong
> > attitude: we want xmonad to crash in these early development stages
> > to reveal bugs.
> I disagree.
> > For xmonad hackers, I suggest using a wrapper script that restarts
> > xmonad when it returns with a non-zero exit code.
> Not a bad idea, but for the moment I suspect that all xmonad users are
> xmonad hackers.  And since the only way to configure xmonad is to hack its

I note today I was at a workshop (yes, a programming languages one...)
but there were 3 xmonad users in the room. Only one was an xmonad hacker

-- Don

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