Re: [dev] [OFFTOPIC] Recommended meta-build system

From: markus schnalke <>
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 15:26:29 +0100

[2010-02-01 13:06] Anselm R Garbe <>
> On 1 February 2010 12:52, <> wrote:
> >
> > This is my PC and I decide what colours are used.
> To be fair Uriel isn't completely wrong. In an ideal world everyone
> would just use the software as is and not waste time on fiddling
> around with colors and such. But obviously a lot of people like
> customizing things/making them different to the default. I'm not sure
> what the reason is [...]

Reasons to change the colors are that this may improve your
productivity or comfort.

The point it, that colors are nearly completely unrelated to the
functionality of the program. They are only cosmetic, and thus
everthing related to them should not add complexity in any way.

I'd adjust the colors on my computer though, but by editing the code

But tagging rules are an example of custumization of dwm, that does
not directly changes it's functions, but how it operates in the
specific environment. This is similar to mailcap, termcap and the

In my eyes, this is where ``configuration'' is important. (In contrast
to colors, which are only cosmetic, and layouting algorithms which are
basic functionality and thus should be changed in the main source
directly, if at all.)

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