GUI Suggested?

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Fri Sep 24 01:01:32 UTC 2010

On 9/23/10 8:31 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:24:58PM -0500, Neal Hogan wrote:
>> If you like xmonad, check out scrotwm. It's inspired by xmonad,
>> lightweight, written in C by oBSD dev, actively maintained, and
>> vim-like (among other things ;-).
> Why is "written in C" considered such a great benefit by the Scrotwm
> developer(s)?  Earlier today, I read this on the site:
>     "On the other hand xmonad has great defaults, key bindings and
>     xinerama support but is crippled by not being written in C."
> What's up with that?  How does Haskell "cripple" xmonad?

My interpretation is that if you will be compiling software for a
UNIX-like system, you will probably have some variant of a C compiler
already available.  Read as "just build it and go" versus "just build
its dependencies, then build it and go."


Glen Barber

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