[xmonad] automatically generating template xmonad.hs if it doesn't exist

David Roundy daveroundy at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 13:22:35 EST 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 1:12 PM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you never customise xmonad, then that runtime dependency isn't
> > required. But maybe that doesn't matter?
> Well, that's a good point. An idea to get around this easily would be to
> copy the template to a file called something different (e.g.
> xmonad.hs.customize-me) with a comment at the top saying to rename it to
> xmonad.hs .  I really can't imagine there will be many (if any) users that
> use xmonad without customizing it, though (?).

Another possibility would simply be to only compile xmonad.hs if ghc
is in the path.  So the only runtime overhead of putting that
xmonad.hs there (if ghc isn't installed) would be to check the PATH
for ghc.  Doesn't seem too onerous for those mythical users who are
content with xmonad's default configuration.


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