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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Jan 4 13:23:52 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.

Maybe it's also time to look at the default configuration, so 
that more people are satisfied with it.

-- Don

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