#haskell - Mon 23 Apr 2007 between 01:16 and 01:25

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KorollaryDFA's written by Bruce Schneier are more powerful than universal TMs
dibblego"If the von Neumann architecture goes, so does functional." -- WTF? Quite the opposite!
slavaChuck Norris can do TSP in constant time
jcreighBruce Schneier has written several influential books on cryptography.
Gwern"I predict that when multi cores and distributed computing becomes more commonplace, this will really hurt functional programming because of its monolithic style." <-- wow.
dolioDrawing pictures with boxes and arrows is the way of the future.
jcreighGwern: Oh, BTW, X11-extras currently doesn't require Xinerama to build. (I believe you were asking about that earlier?)
KorollaryeXecutable UML!
dibblegoit is a shame that the argument becomes worthless in the last section of each of his sentences
it's very difficult to optimise :)
jcreighGwern: and, by proxy, xmonad doesn't require Xinerama anymore either.
sorearIn fifty years, I predict the human population will be 0.
dibblegosorear, want a bet? :)
Gwernjcreigh: yes, that's right. I am glad to hear that
now alls I really need is some sort of echo area in xmonad :)
jcreigh"echo area"?
Gwerndibblego: that's a good bet to make - the bet is only resolvable if you're right
gotta like observer biases :)
jcreigh: some sort of little area to display some text
kind of like dmenu but for viewing text and not putting it into it
jcreighhmm. Well, I'm working a basic statusbar right now. There might be something in darcs in a couple days.
(if dons and sjanssen like it)
actionGwern will look forward to it
Gwernwill look forward to it
sjanssenjcreigh: how are you implementing it? as a separate process?
jcreighsjanssen: well, I'm thinking in xmonad. (hence my doubts)
donsjcreigh: ah ok.
hmm.
jcreighsjanssen: I just don't see the huge advantage to a separte process.
donswe want to do it as an external process though
so people can swap it out if they like
a bit like dmenu/gmrun now
TomMDHow far would I have to go to help make error messages in GHC make more sense? Send in common error cases that give bad messages? Send in code?
donsso, dump the xmonad state to a file or named pipe
or even stdout
and then pipe that into the statubar
jcreighwell, I'm thinking something along the lines of statusBar :: X String in Config.hs
donsthe problem is threading, iirc
we either have to select/wait on stdin, or use haskell threads. none of which is very nice
KorollaryTomMD: Probably more code
donsand complicates quite a bit

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