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Re: Idea: a meta language for (language) build systems - npm, Racket, Ru

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Idea: a meta language for (language) build systems - npm, Racket, Rust cargo
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:11:31 +0200
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(I’m late to the party…)

Pjotr Prins <> skribis:

> As Guix takes care of the first and the last - the issue centers
> around building. The idea is to dress down these language specific
> builders, such as cargo, so you don't have all the included
> complexity. 
> A sexp-pack would represent the most simple build instructions to
> build a package on its own. Now, of course the current guix-builders
> solve that too. But, what I am proposing is to split out the actual
> build step into a package definition, so as to present something
> simpler to Guix.
> I found a cargo -> ninja converter. It is that kind of idea. Guix
> would use ninja with rustc instead of cargo. A stripped down cargo
> could potentially work too - but cargo is a complex beast.

In a way, aren’t importers addressing this use case?

In the end, they let everyone develop a package manager/build system
that suits their needs, while still allowing us to have our cake.



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