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Re: guix-shell?

From: David Thompson
Subject: Re: guix-shell?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:31:38 -0400
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> could you maybe provide a specification of what guix-shell is supposed to do?
> Not knowing nix-shell, I admit to being somewhat lost as to which problem
> you are trying to solve.
> Andreas

I think the Nix manual explains it best:

Basically, it creates a shell environment in which some packages
specified in an input file are available.  A great use-case for this is
setting up development environments for software projects.  A
'shell.nix' file would live in the root of a project's source tree.  A
new developer would clone the repository, run 'nix-shell' and have an
environment that has everything needed to build and run the software.

Does that help?

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