[xmonad] Issue 531 in xmonad: Multiple workspaces with the same name confuses XMonad

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New issue 531 by erdnussb... at gmail.com: Multiple workspaces with the same  
name confuses XMonad

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

I expect that xmonad differs between workspaces even if they have the same  
The following describes the scenarios you run into when naming multiple  
workspaces identically.

Scenario 1:
How to produce:
1. Give some workspaces the same name.
2. Restart and recompile XMonad.

What happens:
The renamed workspaces are added uselessly to the beginng of the list. (see  
picture 1.png)

Scenario 2:
How to produce:
1. Start from scenario 1.
2. Restart X.

What happens:
XMonad shows all the workspaces separately but addresses them as one (see  
picture 2.png).

Additional information:
If you switch between two workspaces with the same name, xmonad loads the  
content again (you see it flicker) but the content is the same.

Scenario 3a:
How to produce:
1. Start from scenario 2.
2. Change one of the former identical workspace names to something unique.
3. Recompile and restart XMonad.

What happens:
XMonad displays mutliple times the unique name?! (see picture 3a.png)

Additional information:
 From this point on, recompiling and restarting doesn't fix the corruption  
of the running XMonad session.

Scenario 3b:
How to produce:
1. Start from Scenario 3a
2. Restart X

What happens:
The multiple workspaces are shown again, still addresses as one, but the  
uniquely named workspace is displayed and addressed correctly. (see picture  

Scenario 3c:
How to produce:
1. Start from Scenario 3b.
2. Change all workspace names to something unique again.
3. Recompile and Restart Xmonad.

What happens:
The doesn't have the intended effect, instead some workspace keys stop  
working and a random one is shown mutliple times. (see picture 3c.png)

Restarting X fixes this issue.

4. Start with Scenario 1 again, it's fun (:

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?
Linux ******* 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.35-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux (wheezy)
xmonad 0.10

Are you using an xmonad.hs?  Please attach it and the output of "xmonad
Yes I'm using it, there are no compilation errors.

Please provide any additional information below.
Dzen2 and Xmobar showed the same effects.

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