[xmonad] Comparison of "extensible window managers"

adam vogt vogt.adam at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 16:59:22 CEST 2011

2011/9/6 Teika Kazura <teika at lavabit.com>:
> Thanks, Gwern. So your line of interest is similar to mine. :)
> I have one question: the page you referred to says
> "live hacking [in stumpwm] means you can hose your X session"
> It's correct, and I have done it several times in Sawfish, like
> infinite loops. (I've never tried StumpWM.) But isn't it the same for
> any of these WMs that if you have errors in your code, your WM can be
> almost unusable, no? Or is it less likely in haskell?

There are definitely some errors xmonad does not prevent: for example
if you write layouts which for whatever reason call `sendMessage' or
`refresh' it is easy to get an infinite loop. Perhaps that's why very
little code in contrib does that.


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