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[PATCH] gnu-maintenance: Replace 'official-gnu-packages' with 'find-pack

From: Nikita Karetnikov
Subject: [PATCH] gnu-maintenance: Replace 'official-gnu-packages' with 'find-packages'.
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:54:34 +0400

> Also, I think it should process fields, and return an alist, or even
> better, a ‘gnu-package-descriptor’ record (say).
>   (define-record-type <gnu-package-descriptor>
>     gnu-package-descriptor?
>     (gnu-package-descriptor name logo-url doc-category ...)
>     ...
>     )
>   (official-gnu-packages)
>   => (#<gnu-package-descriptor name: "guix" logo-url: "http://..."; ...#> ...)

Oh, I forgot about this when I was writing the attached patch.  Is it
fine?  Should I rewrite it using records?

I guess that it will work faster if I use 'cons' in 'loop' instead of
'append'.  Is it worth it?


scheme@(guile-user)> ,use (guix gnu-maintenance)
scheme@(guile-user)> (find-packages "guix")
$1 = (("package: guix" "logo: /software/guix/graphics/guix-logo.small.png" 
"doc-category: Sysadmin" "doc-summary: Managing installed software packages and 
versions" "doc-url: none" "gplv3-status: should-be-ok" "activity-status: 

This one:

  (find-packages "guile")

should return several packages.

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