Re: [dev] [hack] Having dmenu provide hints about current selected entry

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 15:30:58 +0000

On 26 November 2010 15:27, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> Well the question is if the bottleneck is the input writer or dmenu
> reading the input. The problems I remember from the past where all
> related to the input writer (for example dmenu_path taking some time
> to create it's output) but not dmenu creating the input item list.

That's fair. We could do some testing to see whether dmenu reading a
*lot* of data from a pipe is noticeably slow, or whether it's just
dmenu_path's sorting (which obviously we can't do anything about).

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