Re: [wmii] Automatic destruction of views

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 15:52:47 +0200

On 4/21/06, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> I think that we can drop auto-destroying views and doing the
> destroy when the 'view' command is invoked instead.

Being able to 'stay' on an empty view, but not being able to select a
random empty view, is inconsistent. I'm firmly against removing the
autodestroying of views, but if it was ever to happen, doing
    xwrite /ctl view some_nonexisting_tag
should put you in the same situation as removing the last client of a
tag, for consistency's sake.

> On the other hand having
> empty views might be misleading, because users could use views
> like workspaces, which is not intented by the tagging mechanism.

Indeed, that's why I still think that allowing empty views is not the
way to go. I'm convinced that all 'problems' that arise from
autodestroying views are caused by misinterpretation of the tag/view
concept in the first place; hence, that's where the problem should be
fixed, not in wmii.

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Fri Apr 21 2006 - 15:52:59 UTC

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