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Re: On merging the npm importer

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: On merging the npm importer
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:50:52 +0200
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Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> skribis:

> Jan Nieuwenhuizen writes:


>> We have a working importer for npm packages written by Jelle that I have
>> been using for about half a year.  It can use some improvements and
>> that's why I think we should merge it.
>> Have alook at my npm branch here, rebased on master
> Would like to review soon, though I'll say that I think unless there are
> serious problems, we should probably merge it.  Avoiding bitrot is prety
> important, and at the very least I don't think it will hurt to have it
> merged.

Agreed.  If there are tests and doc and it’s all “reasonable”, which I
think it is, I second that!

>> I suggest to not add any npm package to Guix that is the result of using
>> the --binary option and to build a base of full-source/sanitized npm
>> packages.
> Cool... makes sense to me to have this as something we don't use for
> Guix packages, but which might make Guix more useful for people who have
> to use npm in the awkward "real world" that is the current state of npm.

How terrible must it be to live in the “real world”!  :-)


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