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Re: On DSLs

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: On DSLs
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 16:46:42 +0100


On Tue, 3 Dec 2019 at 15:36, Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:

> Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> writes:

> >> Could this discussion be saved in the cookbook for instance? I'd like
> >> to have this kind of discussion on the approach of guix and ideas
> >> behind it somewhere more accessible than the ML archive. Does it make
> >> sense?
> >
> > I think it makes sense to archive summaries of such discussions. I am
> > less convinced that the cookbook is the right place, because design
> > principles are pretty much the opposite of what I'd expect in a
> > cookbook. But I don't see any better place and multiplying the parts of
> > the documentation isn't great either. So... I am undecided ;-)
> We can rename the cookbook to make it fit ;)
> It was a placeholder name, because we all agreed for some time that a
> “document” like that would be useful and that it shouldn’t be a wiki.
> Beyond that we really didn’t have any plans.  I went ahead and
> started it to enable collaboration on this resource — whatever it may
> become eventually.

IMHO, Julien has opened an interesting discussion about the Cookbook
in this thread [1].

>From my point view, we have not defined what the Cookbook is i.e., its
aim and we all have different definitions, so we do not know where to
document what.



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