Re: [dev] [st] toggle font

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:03:20 +0000

Edgaras wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 09:28:33PM +0100, Nick wrote:
>> Quoth Roberto E. Vargas Caballero:
>>> I also need this feature, but maybe could be done in other way. I talked
>>> about this with other persons of the list, and we liked let st be configured
>>> using the stdin of st, so you can do it something like:
>>> configurator | st
>>> And, for example, you could use dmenu and select the font you want to use.
>> Eugh. That isn't the way anything else is configured. It's a pretty
>> weird interface. config.h, argv switches and potentially keybindings
>> are reasonable ways to configure programs. stdin is just silly.
> I wouldn't say that. I would say it depends very strongly on the application.
> For example for quite some time I have an idea of general key-binder, something
> like xbindkeys, except that it would not read any config files, but it would
> read configuration from stdin. This would allow simple key rebinding while
> application is already running without introducing inconsistent configuration
> loadings, i.e. from file and then some other way for rebinding on the fly. What
> I want to say that stdin for configuration/commands/options for (maybe just
> certain)gui applications can be a nice option (obviously for cli applications
> that is not the case, because there stdin is main input for data).
Surely, it would be better to use a separate control input stream,
stdctl (or nstdctl), for configuration.
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