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Re: [gwl-devel] Next steps for the GWL

From: Kyle Meyer
Subject: Re: [gwl-devel] Next steps for the GWL
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:11:21 -0400

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Kyle Meyer <address@hidden> writes:
>> Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> One of the things I'd love to do
>>>> with GWL is to make it play well with git-annex, something that would
>>>> almost certainly be too specific for GWL itself.
>> [...]
>>> I wonder what the protocol should look like.  Should a workflow
>>> explicitly request a “git annex” file or should it be up to the person
>>> running the workflow, i.e. when “git annex” has been configured to be
>>> the cache backend it would simply look up the declared input/output
>>> files there.
>> The latter is what I had in mind.  One benefit I see of leaving it up to
>> the configured backend is that it makes it easier to share a workflow
>> with someone that doesn't have/want the requirements for a particular
>> backend.
> I agree, this would be convenient.
> I’m not familiar with git annex.  Would you be interested in drafting
> this feature, e.g. by writing a patch or specifying how it should work
> in detail?

Sure, I'll work on putting a patch together so there's something more
concrete to discuss.

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