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Add a generalized git-file? to Guix?

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Add a generalized git-file? to Guix?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:29:12 -0600
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Thompson, David writes:

> Hi Christopher and Jan,
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Christopher Allan Webber
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Jan Nieuwenhuizen writes:
>>> Christopher Allan Webber writes:
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> The file is updated, and even nicer now, since I'm using a hack from
>>>> guile-sdl2 which allows you to set the source to the whole checkout.
>>> Ohh!  That needs to go in the Guix manual... could git-file? be added
>>> to guix/utils?
>> Maybe!  I think David knows more about the provenance?
> I took this code from Ludovic.  See make-git-predicate in
> gnu/packages/package-management.scm in the Guix source tree.
>> I agree it would be nice to have in Guix itself.
> Agreed.  A generalized and publicly available procedure would be great.
> - Dave

Hello!  See the above conversation... 8sync now uses `git-file?' in its
guix.scm, a predicate check which allows for checking out the whole
local directory as a "source" for testing a package.  I borrowed it from
Dave who originally adapted it from some code in Guix itself.  See:

This is pretty handy; probably other projects would like to make use of
it.  What do we think of making it a generally available utility?

 - Chris

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