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Is there any mechanism of Guix analog to, or trick in Guile to imitate N


From: ‪肖 海帆‬
Subject: Is there any mechanism of Guix analog to, or trick in Guile to imitate Nix flakes?
Date: Tue, 28 May 2024 00:37:14 +0800

   GNU Guix is known as one of the most insistent package managers on
   reproducibility, the same as Nix, from which Guix was deeply inspired.
   However, while the two programs share most of their philosophies, I
   couldn't see something like flakes in Guix. I know Guix has
   descriptions and manifests, or integrated inferiors, which guarantee
   the exactness of building of a package set. But all these mechanisms
   point directly to the precise references ("guix.git" with a commit
   hash), rather than separate the unlocked references ("nixpkgs/master"
   in flake.nix) from the locks (flake.lock), which allows imperative
   upgrade for a specific workspace.
   So, is there any mechanism of Guix analog to, or trick in Guile to
   imitate the functionalities of flakes? Or is there a possibility for
   this? I have merely skimmed R7RS, and know little about the Guile
   implementation, but just impressed by the generality of the language.
   So I wonder if this can be done provided a much more powerful backend
   than that of Nix.


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