[xmonad] xmonad as an outsider
ac at acampbell.org.uk
Mon Nov 14 10:05:13 CET 2011
On 11 Nov 2011, Weeble wrote:
> I always feel kind of guilty for not being better at reading Haskell. I
> actually really enjoyed it at university, and I have a great fondness
> for functional programming. I have no philosophical objections to it. I
> just find it very hard to guess what an unfamiliar piece of code does.
> > Have you looked at dwm, written in C? It was the forerunner of xmonad
> > and functionally and visually the two are quite similar. I was able
> > modify it pretty easily by editing config.h and patching the code
> > though I know no C.
> I've tried a few others, but not dwm. I think I tried awesome. I
> haven't tried anything I liked more than xmonad. If anything were to
> steal me away from xmonad, it would need to match the flexibility and
> either make it easier to configure or provide compelling features (e.g.
> a tiling compositing WM to do zooming or pretty highlighting). I
> wouldn't trade off xmonad's features just for easier configuration.
Point taken. You are obviously much more sophisticated in computer
terms than me - I have no formal instruction at all and have just picked
things up, or not, as I went along. Haskell was a pretty tough nut for
me and I would have to put in a lot of work to get even a slight
acquaintence with it. That's not to say that it wouldn't be worth while,
but life is short, art long ...
Anthony Campbell - ac at acampbell.org.uk
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