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Re: Using --manfistest with <profile>/manifest files

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Using --manfistest with <profile>/manifest files
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:09:08 +0200


On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 10:03, George Clemmer <> wrote:

> "manifest" occurs ~600 times in the ./guix directory. I am guessing its
> use is deeply embedded with developers. If so, renaming it internally
> seems like a bad idea. And if we write our internal manifest into the
> profile and call it "specifications" it will only add the confusion.
> OTOH, "manifest" occurs only ~50 times in and the "user API"
> seems limited to the --manifest option and the functions:
> specifications->manifest and packages->manifest. Furthermore it is a new
> concept for new users. So I don't think users care what we call it.

Thank your for checking.
You convince me. :-)

All the best,

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