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Re: Parameterized packages

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Parameterized packages
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:04:33 +0100

ison <address@hidden> writes:

> My understanding of the global definitions they're talking about is that
> they would just be meta objects, not global preferences.
> For example (maybe it won't look like this, but just a guess):
> Instead of passing the arguments "mpv" and "3.7" into your function you'd
> give the parameters:
> '((video-player . "mpv")
>   (python-version . "3.7"))
> to the package.
> video-player and python-version would be globally defined meta objects
> that just give descriptions about what these parameters should be used for
> and such (so users can read more information about package parameters when
> looking up packages). But the actual values that get used by the package
> are not global, they're passed into the package just like your function
> example.
> I hope I'm not missing something here, but this is how I was reading the
> conversation.

You are correct, this is precisely what I meant.
Does that make more sense, Simon?

Pierre Neidhardt

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