Re: [dev] [dwm] number of tag limited?

From: TJ Robotham <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:27:23 -0400

On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 10:50:13PM +0200, thuban wrote:
> However, I'm surprised that this is not the default use of dwm. It is
> supposed to be suckless, and on my own, I think having "opened tags"
> that are useless (meaning with no window inside) sucks at least a
> little.

Except that open empty tags aren't really a 'thing', or at least not as much of
one as you seem to think. Tags are bit positions of an unsigned int that can be
set/unset on each client and on each monitor. I hope that you're not proposing
that a bit position shouldn't exist when nothing has it set.

Those labels without any boxes on them are maybe wasting a bit of status bar
real estate (but not enough that I ever notice) and maybe arguably the space to
store the string but little else that can be helped short of using a smaller
datatype for your bit array if that's really bugging you.

In summary: unless your primary concern is how much stuff gets printed to the
status bar, your problem seems to have a lot more to do with perception than
with how dwm actually works.
Received on Fri Aug 06 2010 - 01:27:23 CEST

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