Re: [dev] XCB: An alternative to Xlib

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Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:17:45 +0000

Xcb is the "new" version of xlib around the 6th minute

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From: Uriel
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Subject: Re: [dev] XCB: An alternative to Xlib
Sent: Jun 23, 2009 10:03

DSLs are great, but that is no excuse to build systems so insanely
broken and complex that you need to generate all of the code to
implement a protocol because it is too insanely complex to be done

The whole thing stinks way too much of CORBA/SOAP...


On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Donald Chai<> wrote:
> Right, and along those lines, I'll refuse to use Linux because Linus uses
> emacs and git while I prefer vim and hg...
> Why not just appreciate that there's a somewhat high-level specification
> that's possibly machine verifiable, rather than having to rely on an English
> spec?  Domain-specific languages are great, though they could have done
> better than choose XML for the syntax.
> On Jun 23, 2009, at 1:03 AM, Uriel wrote:
>> Because using XML to generate C code is such a wonderful idea!
>> I propose we rewrite dwm and wmii in pure xml and then use XSLT to
>> generate C code that we can compile. That is what people call progress
>> in the software industry!
>> Erik Naggum[1] would  be proud!
>> uriel
>> [1]
>> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Ammar James<> wrote:
>>> Just ran into this.
>>> Any thougths on it being a suckless alternative to Xlib?

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