On Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:47:09 +0100
William Light wrote:
> > So you have to recompile every time you want to tweak settings?
C as the config language? I think we just reached Nerdvana! If I weren't
so happy with Fluxbox, I'd be tempted to try this out. I just don't have
the time for that sort of a geexpedition now, though.
I like fluxbox because it lets me recreate the old Sun OLVWM environment
I used for years, with a few modifications, and enough recognition of the
rest of the Linux world to get along with any type of application I've tried,
Gnome, KDE, Motif - it'll do the right thing.
> i wasn't really expecting a backlash, maybe just a chuckle or two.
You definitely got one here!
> for the record, i use renoise in dwm (in a floating workspace) and it's
I'm coming in late to this, but at one point it looked like "tiling" got
conflated to virtual desktops, at least as I plowed through my email.
Ralf seemed to be against VDs (hey! In another context, so am I!), but I
think he's a purist looking to keep things as lean as possible. I like that,
and think that saving resources is overlooked in these days of gigs of RAM
and multiple cores running in the GHz range.
When I was a college freshman back in the stone knives and bearskin days,
I had an assignment to write a program in Pascal on a DEC TOPS-20 to perform
a simple task, and it had to compile to be >= n bytes in size. It wasn't
hard to get it to n-2 bytes, but those last two were tough. The trick was
that we had to use one type of loop rather than the obvious(*) which saved
the two bytes in the compiler.
I don't think programmers have worried about that type of optimization in
years, except perhaps embedded system folks, and even there I don't know if
two bytes would matter to a soul.
My favorite optimization story ever is the story of Mel Kaye.
(*) using an until rather than a while, or some such - the details are lost
to time, at least until the Doctor comes round.
Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa
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