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Re: Should 'build-expression->derivation' be used for new build systems?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Should 'build-expression->derivation' be used for new build systems?
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:05:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello Alex,

Alex Vong <address@hidden> skribis:

> I noticed that in the (guix derivations) module,
> 'build-expression->derivation' is marked as deprecated. However, I see
> that all build systems currently living in the (guix build-system ...)
> namespaces are still using it. Is this intended or will this be changed
> eventually? If this is going to change, is there an example to follow?

For now, you have to use it.

The story of ‘build-expression->derivation’ is that of an unfinished
transition to G-expressions.  :-)

There’s a branch called ‘wip-build-systems-gexp’ that aims to complete
that transition, but I haven’t yet gotten around to actually finishing
the work.  This is one of the things I want us to complete for 1.0
though, so sooner rather than later.


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