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Re: Agreeing on some "rules" for packaging.

From: Nikita Karetnikov
Subject: Re: Agreeing on some "rules" for packaging.
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:31:23 +0400

> At the GHM, a Fedora hacker (whose name I forgot) suggested that it
> might be time for us to write down some "rules" as to how packaging
> should be done.

Do they have such rules?

> For instance, Andreas suggested that patches should only be used if we
> think they might be applied upstream, thus keeping the patches/
> directory as small as possible; modifications specific to Guix should
> be written in Scheme.

I agree.

> I would also like to define a standard way to order the "#:use-module"
> at the beginning of each file, and agree on other "cosmetic" rules.

I don’t think that the order is very important.  Sometimes I order them
alphabetically or based on the use of the functions, or group the
related ones.  Would you like to propose a similar set of rules for the
DSL itself?

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