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Re: Plan for 0.9.0

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Plan for 0.9.0
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:51:04 +0200
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"Thompson, David" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think the enthusiasm for changing ‘guix gc’ was induced by somekind of
>> shared experience of typing it loosely and ending up having to download
>> a lot of substitutes again.  So maybe we can keep ‘guix gc’ as it is but
>> make it interactive by listing what is going to be deleted and ask for
>> confirmation with a [Y/n] prompt.  This solution will also require
>> somekind of a ‘--force’ option for scripting purposes.
>> Does it sound better?
> In general, I do not like interactive CLIs.  I'm fine with 'guix gc'
> working as-is.  The re-downloading lots of substitutes issue is not an
> issue about the CLI, but rather about not making store items that you
> want to hang around GC roots.

You mean a problem between the keyboard and the chair, or a problem with
the GC being too greedy?

Mathieu Lirzin

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