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

Andrea Rossato mailing_list at istitutocolli.org
Wed Jan 9 04:48:28 EST 2008

On Tue, Jan 01, 2008 at 08:23:42PM -0500, David Roundy wrote:
> 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
> binaries.

sorry David, my fault: I didn't understand at first. This approach
seems interesting to me and I'll investigate which Event we could send
to have this timer.



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