[Xcb] EWMH API for XCB

Arnaud Fontaine arnaud at andesi.org
Tue Dec 15 16:22:23 PST 2009

>>>>> Barton C Massey <bart at cs.pdx.edu> writes:


    > I understand.   But shouldn't we just use the  Python thing on XML
    >  instead of  the m4  thing on,  well, m4  to generate  the  C code
    > anyway, is all I'm saying?

Well,  as Jamey  explained,  it's not  really  possible to  use XML  for
that.  However, I didn't  use m4  a lot  as I  think it  becomes quickly
unreadable, thus not easily maintainable, but that's just my opinion ;).

As  EWMH becomes  more and  more  popular, I  hope these  atoms will  be
pre-defined like  ICCCM, as  it would mean  much less  code/requests. Is
there any plan  for that? (I guess  it's not at all a  priority for now,
but well, it would be much easier)


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