[Xmonad] shellPrompt kills xmonad

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Oct 26 21:12:37 EDT 2007

> On Oct 26, 2007, at 19:12 , Andrea Rossato wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 03:56:13PM -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> >>On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 12:18:23AM +0200, Andrea Rossato wrote:
> >>>I think this is a less burdensome requirement than the readline
> >>>library, after all.
> >>
> >>Why would it be?  Bash absolutely requires readline (and includes a
> >>copy, but that's not relevent since you still need a readline-capable
> >>system).
> >
> >What I meant is that using directly a readline function requires
> >modifying the xmonad.cabal file (we used to do that). This is more
> >burdensome for the user.
> But otherwise you have a dependency on bash which can't be checked by  
> Cabal.  Note that e.g. the BSDs don't install bash by default.

Yes, this is my concern too -- I don't have bash either. So perhaps it
should be called BashPrompt.hs or some such -- at least the dependency
has to be made very clear.

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