Re: [dwm] Being not so elitist

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:43:17 +0100

2008/7/29 Szabolcs Nagy <>:
> On 7/29/08, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 2008/7/29 markus schnalke <>:
>>> "This keeps its userbase small and elitist. No novices asking
>>> stupid
>>> questions."
>> Well, I removed this statement, now. It was on purpose 2 years ago,
>> though. It wasn't intended as offense, however.
>> I might restore this statement, if a new user shows up proposing or
>> asking for a configuration file format.
> I see how it can be offensive, however there is a message there which
> is important to the suckless philosophy/mission.
> 1.) dwm favours those who can appreciate (or even admire) the nice
> code of it and not those who cry when "some multi-foobar-application
> does not integrate well in the statusbar automagically".
> 2.) .h config because it is elitist and _fun_ for a c programmer
> (apart from other technical reasons..)
> 3.) projects where the code cleanness and simplicity is the main
> concern are extremely rare, most ppl don't even understand why is it
> important. we find this fact sad and this should be emphasized.
> 4.) dwm can be used by the masses, it is quite usable actually, but
> those who expect the usual trendy approach will be disappointed. they
> should be warned!
> well most of it is already in /common/, but i liked the way it was stated there.

Ok, I might have been to fast to remove it. But I prefer to restore
this statement in common/ in a more project-independent way.

Kind regards,
Received on Tue Jul 29 2008 - 09:43:17 UTC

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