[xmonad] darcs patch: Add ShowWName a layout modifier to show the workspace...

David Roundy daveroundy at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 20:23:42 EST 2008

On Dec 30, 2007 5:28 PM, Andrea Rossato <mailing_list at istitutocolli.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 04:57:47PM -0500, David Roundy wrote:
> > We could fork a process that waits one second and then uses XSendEvent() to
> > send a message to the other, and then exits.  This seems reasonably
> > elegant.  It avoids the need for an external binary, it's moderately
> > efficient (probably more so than execing a new binary), and we could even
> > encapsulate it in a simple function.
> The problem is that the forked thread will be blocked too as long as
> the main thread is blocked by XNextEvent.

But I didn't suggest to fork a thread, but rather a process.  And
that's something that ghc's stupidity can't affect.  It's somewhat
inefficient, but more elegant (and more efficient) than shipping extra


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