|Date:||Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:39:30 +0200|
I think the Nix manual explains it best:Andreas Enge <address@hidden> writes:
> 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.
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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