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Re: how to write services (was: Re: Teams)

From: Maxime Devos
Subject: Re: how to write services (was: Re: Teams)
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 00:04:25 +0200
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Blake Shaw schreef op wo 15-06-2022 om 21:40 [+0000]:
> > Something I dislike about the ‘file AND file-like objects’
> > construction
> > is that it suggests that files and file-like objects are separate
> > and
> > are handled separately, whereas files (as in, 'local-file' or
> > 'computed-file') are just another case of file-like objects to Guix
> > (next to 'file-append', 'package', 'git-checkout', ...). 
> > Furthermore,
> > usually file-like objects aren't files but more often they are
> > packages.
> Going off the packages example, are they not often handled 
> differently? While I may want to (load "gnu/packages/base.scm"),
> a file,

Files can be loaded by Guile, yes.

>  a that I can work with <package coreutils>,

That's not a file, it's a package record.  You ca

>  as a record I 
> will get an error if I've included (gnu packages base) in my module
> and then try to invoke (load coreutils), although its defined.
> But I think i'm missing your point here.

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