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Re: 'guix build' and garbage collection

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: 'guix build' and garbage collection
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:13:14 +0200
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Chris Marusich <address@hidden> skribis:

> Do you know why the intensional model hasn't been deployed in the 11
> years since the thesis was published?  To learn more, I can think of a
> few places to look (Nix email lists, other Nix-related research papers),
> but if you have specific recommendations, it would be helpful!

The intensional model (content-address item) works well if and only if
packages are 100% bit-reproducible, which they are not (yet!).

Also I’m not sure how substitutes could work with this model since one
cannot refer to the build result until it’s available.

My guesses!


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