[Xmonad] darcs patch: make borderWidth dynamically configurable.
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jun 12 04:36:35 EDT 2007
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 06:54:29 -0700
> David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 02:07:32PM +1000, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> > > droundy:
> > > > This is a sort of hypothetical change. I like this design more
> > > > than the recursive import approach. I'm not sure how often
> > > > people will want to dynamically adjust the width of their
> > > > borders, but I also don't see any reason to forbid it.
> > >
> > > Hmm, interesting. Not massively compelling yet, but something to
> > > keep in mind.
> > Part of the motivation is simply that I'd like to avoid recursive
> > imports--largely because I see them as a crude hack to avoid good
> > design, by hiding parameters. Global constants aren't much better
> > than global variables. Of course, we've already got global
> > variables, but they're explicit in our state, and that's good.
> > The other issue is that I really think that the border width should be
> > layout-dependent. This patch doesn't do that, and I'm not quite sure
> > how to do it properly, but there's really no benefit to a border
> > around a full-screen (or tabbed) window.
> Excepting, of course, multi-head setups.
And this is precisely why we haven't applied the patch yet -- but having
layout -hackable borders seems useful.
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