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bug#43477: Guix aliases?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#43477: Guix aliases?
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 10:03:22 +0200
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zimoun <> skribis:

> On Fri, 25 Sep 2020 at 17:56, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:
>> What I meant to say was that, if we have other use cases, we can write
>> new commands or extend existing ones to cater to those needs.  That’s
>> how ‘guix size’, etc. came to life.  “Listing nodes” is not a use case
>> per se, but rather an means to an end; let’s focus on the ends.  :-)
>> (Also, let’s avoid Unix arguments; the primary composition level in Guix
>> is Scheme, not byte streams on stdout.)
> Well, I am not sure yet if I agree or disagree with you. :-)
> I understand the arguments and I will not have time to write a v2
> which includes your suggestion; I am interested in listing the nodes
> for some ends, not by visualizing the graph in a non-X environment.
> Therefore, feel free to close this patch submission.

OK so I’m closing for now, but let’s reopen an issue if you or someone
else thinks we really need a list-node feature or something along these


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