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Re: 'guix environment' as a build tool.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: 'guix environment' as a build tool.
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:09:41 +0200
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"Thompson, David" <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Conversely, useful metadata is missing: for instance, I’d like to add
>> something that would allow me to specify the equivalent of ‘--network
>> --expose=$HOME/.gdbinit’ in development environments I use.
>> Perhaps the solution is to introduce a new way to declare development
>> environments?  It would be similar to ‘package’, but without ‘synopsis’,
>> ‘description’, and a couple other things; it could have additional
>> fields to describe container setups and such likes; it would compile
>> down to a bag, just like packages.
>> What do you think?
> Hmm, that sounds like a good idea.  Maybe I'll try to write a
> prototype sometime.  The downside of this method is that one could no
> longer use the same expression as input to 'guix build -f' or 'guix
> package -f'.

Good point.  That would be a drawback of the approach, but probably we
can support both styles.


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