Re: [wmii] Re: multitags

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 10:05:48 +0200

On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 02:41:29PM -0700, Uriel wrote:
> What you described is called "named workspaces", and it *SUCKS*, that is
> what ion has(had?), and it totally fucking sucks. The whole point of tags

Saying it 'sucks' without reasons is no valid statement.
Why does it suck?

> What is totally retarded is to allow concurrent selection of more than one
> current tag at the same time, because it makes the current state much more
> confusing, and provides zero extra functionality that can't be archived by
> just adding an extra tag to the union of the groups you want to tag.

That hasn't been in question and had been removed a week ago

> The problem I suspect is that you have yet to provide any sane mechanism
> to easily tag windows on the fly, so no wonder it is hard to use. As usual

There is a simple mechanism which uses wmiimenu.

> And I can't be bothered to read the code anymore, because it make me ill,
> but I bet that those hundreds of lines of code you talk about are totally
> gratuitous fluff, multiple concurrent tag selection certainly needs much
> more code to merge the sets dynamically and to keep the state not only per
> tag, but per set of tags.

Dunno what you are talking about. set merging would be a very
easy task, (it is a 4 line algorithm which needs O(n*n) time).

> P.S.: I think that the next time I hear a totally idiotic argument
> justified by some irrational statement about lines of code I will just
> reformat my last lunix box with Plan 9 and forget all this idioticy. There
> is nothing I hate more than someone doing braindamaged abominations in the
> name of a good cause.

There is nothing I hate more, than claiming that something
sucks, without giving any reason. I noticed this poor
pseudo-argumentation mechanism in your posts very frequently
(also in IRC).


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