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Re: Store channel specification in profile

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Store channel specification in profile
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:53:06 +0100

zimoun <address@hidden> writes:

> To me, the aim is to have something compliant between
> <profile>/manifest and --manifest. And compliant does not mean that
> <profile>/manifest is the entry point for the user specifications.
> What I find a bit odd is: today, --manifest accepts a DSL and Guix
> outputs to <profile>/manifest another DSL. Both are restricted tiny
> DSL. And from all the recent discussions about manifests and so on, I
> find appealing to extend the DSL of --manifest and use a subset to
> write <profile>/manifest. I do not know.

As I see it, <profile>/manifest or even a subset of it is not convenient
for users to write.  If we want to expose a convenient format, I can't
see a way around using a new file.

Pierre Neidhardt

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