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Re: Emacs-guix: variable is void: guix-current-profile

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Emacs-guix: variable is void: guix-current-profile
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 18:54:08 +0100

Dear Pierre,

> > If I install the non-elisp requirements with Guix then emacs-guix from
> > MELPA, it should work the same, isn't it?
> No, because the MELPA version and the Guix version are not the same and the
> requirements might be different.

Ok, I naively assumed that they were synced.
My bad.
A quick check proves me that they are not. :-)

Well, it does not solve the issue.
The emacs-guix popup installed with Guix does not work, neither.

clean ~/.emacs.d
clean ~/.cache
guix package -i emacs-guix
emacs # version 26.1
M-x guix

Then there is issue with the menu. For example the letter p is binded
to processes and also to package.
But it is another story. :-)

> Emacs package management is rather simple while Guix gives you much more 
> power,
> including reproducibility.  If you install everything from Guix, it gives you 
> a
> fairly strong guarantee that things will work out of the box.

Yes for sure. :-)
But when I install ELisp packages with MELPA, then I can easily modify
on-the-fly the code of some function, e.g., change the docstring or
add message or whatever.
Easily because I am just doing `M-x find-function foo' then I edit
`foo' as I want.
When installed with Guix, it is not "so easy" because the ELisp
package lives in the store and it is not a good idea to modify it. So
I need to extract the function, etc.
That's why I prefer MELPA for emacs packages than Guix (or Debian or
whatever) package management. :-)

Thank you for your explanations.

All the best,

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