Do you think variables in FvwmScript should be enhanced?
FvwmScript is a very powerful tool, but it’s a little difficult to write flexible scripts. I think it will be much better if the variables in FvwmScript are more usable. For example, variables can’t be used to set properties of widgets and windows. The following codes won’t work.
WindowSize $width $height
Set $width = 100
Set $height = 100
Size $width $height
Because of this, we can’t create a dynamically sized window, we can’t specify colorsets, fonts by passing arguments to the scripts, etc., and this prevent us from creating configurable, reusable scripts.
Hi thomasadam, I’ve read the manual on PipeRead, it’s much easier than I expected, but still, I have no idea how to use PipeRead to set window/widgets properties. I tried every possible syntax I can think of, but none worked. I’m not an experienced fvwm user, would you please tell me more about this.