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Re: Importers as independent packages?

From: Martin Becze
Subject: Re: Importers as independent packages?
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:32:16 -0800

On 2019-12-17 04:37, Martin Becze wrote:
> Hello Guix,
> I have been working on a recursive importer that uses semantic
> versioning over on #38408. It relies on guile-semver. I'm not exactly
> sure how to add guile-semver as a dependency to guix. But I'm also not
> sure that I should. Importers will probably not be used by the majority
> of end users so would it make sense to put the importers in their own
> package? This would also nicely solve recursive-import-semver's problem
> of being dependent on guile-semver. 
> Also in the future it would be nice if the crate import could read from
> a Cargo.toml directly (this will make importing things like alacritty
> much easier since it is not, which would probably mean have
> yet another dependency (guile-toml). What do you think about this Guix?
> Thanks,
> -Martin Becze

So I should say that I meant one package for all importers. Not one
package per-importer, since they share several common files.

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