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Re: Parameterized packages

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Parameterized packages
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:12:24 +0100

Hi Ludo,

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 21:34, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:

> > I feel something is lacking.
> I agree.  ‘package-input-rewriting’ gives us almost what you want, with
> the limitation that implicit inputs are ignored (which is a good thing
> sometimes, and a problem in cases where you want to experiment with
> toolchains, as you write).

Yes. And I do not know what should be exposed, i.e., at which level.

As you probably better know than me, in HPC world, tweaking the
toolchain and its options is an habit (bad or good, not the point :-))

> What we’d need is a variant of ‘package-input-rewriting’ that somehow
> walks through implicit dependencies.  It could do that by changing the
> build system, I guess.

It would be cool! :-)


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