Re: [hackers] [dwm] [PATCH] decouple color-scheme count from dwm.c

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:34:00 +0200

Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> On 26 October 2016 at 20:30, Markus Teich <> wrote:
> > this patch allows for a flexible amount of different colorschemes in
> > config.h without having to edit dwm.c as well. Applying this upstream would
> > help patches like urgentborder and statuscolors with the new drw mechanics.
> > This patch has no benefit to core dwm at all, but since it's an improvement
> > for the ecosystem, you might want to consider merging it to the dwm source.
> Why wouldn't dwm just work fine without this change, if editing config.h would
> incorporate assigning SchemeLast with a value instead? Then all the nasty
> heap allocation would become unnecessary.


that would be the other option I considered. I choose the heap one to reduce
config.h complexity. You would have to make sure SchemeLast and the size of
`colors` stay the same manually which is more error prone than letting the code
figure it out. However if you think that is a better option, I'd adapt the patch

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