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[bug#49531] Removing input labels for Rust #:cargo-inputs & co.?

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: [bug#49531] Removing input labels for Rust #:cargo-inputs & co.?
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:44:53 +0300

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 11:29:13PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Sarah Morgensen <> skribis:
> > Sanitize cargo's inputs here since the package field sanitizers don't
> > know about them.
> >
> > * guix/packages.scm (sanitize-inputs): Export procedure.
> > * guix/build-system/cargo.scm (package-cargo-inputs)
> > (package-cargo-development-inputs)
> > (lower): Sanitize inputs before using them.
> So, do we want to do that?  :-)
> I’d say yes, but what do Rust folks think?  (Efraim?)
> Are labels of #:cargo-inputs & co. used at all?  If not, we can probably
> go one step further and have sanitation remove input labels instead of
> adding them.

I haven't done a thorough search, but the only code snippets I could
think of it turns out were fixed when we managed to add snippets to
cargo crates, and most of the logic was moved to the

> And then, how do we handle the transition?  I’m not enthusiastic about
> customizing ‘guix style’ for Rust packages; should we embark on manual
> changes of the 2.4K Rust packages?

based on some of my previous work I would like to try to change 99% of
the cargo-{development-,}inputs to regular-/native-inputs but I think
after the core-updates merge would be a better time to work on that.

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