[Xmonad] possible bug in tabbed window extension

Andrea Rossato mailing_list at istitutocolli.org
Sat Oct 6 13:49:34 EDT 2007

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 03:34:43AM -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> j:
> > On 2007-10-05 12:52:05 Andrea Rossato wrote:
> > > yes, a stupid assumption I made when using fromJust a bit too
> > > liberally.
> > 
> > I wonder: would it be feasible to sandbox layouts (and other 'user'
> > code) somewhat, so that a bug like this would perhaps just cause Xmonad
> > to switch to Full rather than blowing away the session? It would make
> > experimenting a bit less troublesome.
> > 
> Good point, can you please add a ticket for this. With pure layouts,
> this should really be prevented. And don't use fromJust, Andrea. Partial
> functions are evil, when people's data is at stake.

you learn step by step, error by error... when you are lucky enough to
get to know the errors you did... this is why free software is such a
great learning experience... done on others' data...


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