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Re: [GSoC update] Npm & guix

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: [GSoC update] Npm & guix
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:41:35 +0200
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On Sun 24 Jul 2016 03:06, Jelle Licht <address@hidden> writes:

> On Ludo's advice, I snarfed Ricardo's recursive importer and bolted it
> on my npm importer. After leaving the importer running for a quite
> some hours (and making it more robust in the face of inconsistent npm
> information), it turns out that jQuery has a direct or indirect
> dependcy on about everything. We are talking pretty much all of the
> build systems, all of the testing frameworks and all of the test
> runners. Literally thousands of packages, and multiple (conflicting)
> versions of most.

Wow, how frustrating!

> This makes it IMHO a worthwhile goal bootstrap to a working test
> framework, with of course at first tests disabled for the dependencies
> of this test framework.  Test frameworks all have an (indirect)
> dependency on the Coffeescript compiler, of which the first version
> was written in Ruby. Using this initial (alpha) compiler, and the
> awesome git-bisect command, I was able to subsequently compile and use
> the more modern (but still old) Coffeescript-in-coffeescript
> compilers.

For what it's worth, to me as a bystander this looks like great progress


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