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Re: [PATCH 1/2] scripts: add guix lint

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] scripts: add guix lint
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:26:05 +0200
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Eric Bavier <address@hidden> skribis:

> Would it make sense to have 'guix lint' operate at the file/module level
> instead of at the package level?

You really mean at the syntactic level, no?

> That would be consistent with other lint-type tools, as far as I know.
> It would also, I think, help with things like syntax errors that
> currently result in 'guix build' reporting something like "guix build:
> error: foo: unknown package".

Normally you get more details about that when typing ‘make’ (or C-c C-k
in Geiser.)

Detecting that would amount to doing the job of the compiler and module
system, basically.


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