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Debugging Guix beyond pk (was Re: Notes from the Guix Days)

From: Simon Tournier
Subject: Debugging Guix beyond pk (was Re: Notes from the Guix Days)
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 16:05:18 +0200

Hi Maxim,

On ven., 17 mars 2023 at 11:07, Maxim Cournoyer <> 

> This is nice, I just peeked at "Debugging Guix beyond pk".  I'll
> bookmark and read more of it, thank you!

I was very interested by this session, especially after the recent
thread [1] about Guile debugger.  In that thread [1], Ludo wrote,

        Also, I think I mentioned before that I almost never use breakpoints on
        Guile code—not because of some deficiency of the debugger, not (just)
        because I’m silly or inexperienced, but because it’s rarely the right
        tool for the job.

and that’s the conclusion I came back to home: the good ol’ ’pk’ is just
the right tool for the job – considering the current state of Guile
debugger as discussed in this thread [1].

That’s said, the notes do not mention ’guix-derivation-mode’ from the
package emacs-guix.  Well, last do not miss ’guix-scheme-mode’ which
eases the reading of Scheme “builder” code – it is not always



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