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Re: Git-style aliases in Guix?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Git-style aliases in Guix?
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:53:17 +0100
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Mekeor Melire <address@hidden> skribis:

> What I really mean to say is, that it'd be a shame, if Guix had a
> configuration file like Git which uses this syntax:
>     [user]
>             name = example
>             email = address@hidden
>     [alias]
>             i = init
>             z = stash
>             s = status
> I mean, all the files Guix reads are written in Scheme (config.scm,
> manifest.scm, any package.scm). So, how could it work that Guix was
> configured in Scheme?
> Is there any way we could make config.scm include a similar data-type as
> `operating-system`, maybe called `guix-configuration` or whatever, which
> has a field called `aliases`?
> I mean, implementing aliases isn't per-se difficult. But I'd love to
> have a much broader approach to configure Guix (and Guix' CLI).

Sure, that’d be a Schemey config file and not a Git-style config file,
no argument here.  :-)


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