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Re: [PATCH] scripts: Add 'environment' command.

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scripts: Add 'environment' command.
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:44:49 +0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

David Thompson (2014-10-09 02:48 +0400) wrote:

> Hello Guix hackers,
> Below is a preliminary version of a new guix command called
> 'environment'.  For those familiar with Nix, it works a lot like
> nix-shell.
> The purpose of 'guix environment' is to assist hackers in creating
> reproducible development environments without polluting their package
> profile.  'guix environment' takes a package (or packages), builds all
> of the necessary inputs, and creates a shell environment to use them.
> For example, 'guix environment guile' adds these environment variables:


> With this environment, you can grab the guile source code and build it,
> knowing that all the dependencies have been satisfied.  Furthermore,
> this system makes it easy to work on projects that require different
> versions of the same software without clashes.  Bye-bye RVM and
> virtualenv!


My only comment is: This is GREAT!!  Thank you very much for working on

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