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Re: Implementing the guix-dameon in Guile

From: Christopher Baines
Subject: Re: Implementing the guix-dameon in Guile
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 09:22:05 +0100
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Maxim Cournoyer <> writes:

>> The transformation toward a Guile daemon is a point of consistency and
>> pride for the project and therefore unlikely to be second-guessed or
>> reverted. My recommendation is to replace the daemon gradually—working
>> from (apply system* (command-line) downward—and mainline your
>> incremental changes as quickly as possible.
> I had some musing about the daemon recently; I was thinking libguile
> could be added to our old C++ daemon, which could then replace its
> functions piece-wise with Scheme implemented ones?
> At the end, we'd have almost everything in Scheme, at which point we
> could rewrite the main loop to Scheme and say farewell to the old
> daemon.
> Would that approach makes any sense?  I know of at least one C++ project
> integrating libguile, and that's the jami-daemon, so it could perhaps
> provide some clues as to how to proceed to do so.

I think it's a viable approach, but probably not one for me. Since I
don't really write C++, I think that trying to replace parts of the C++
code and keep things working would take more work than just writing

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