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Re: Newbie thoughts on Guile Hall + Guix

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Newbie thoughts on Guile Hall + Guix
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2022 15:09:42 +0100
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Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <> writes:

> But my feeling is that the community
> is heavily invested in autotools and Guix as /the/ build system (and
> very happily so!) and i don't have the evangelising chops/time :)

I don’t think anyone really like to use autotools.  When working with
just Guile I find autotools to be an annoying complication.  I don’t
*want* to use autotools and I only use a tiny portion of what it
provides; I use it in recognition of the fact that it works on all
systems I care about.

I we had a simple system that lets people override install locations and
provides good defaults I’d throw out autotools in a heartbeat.

Guix on the other hand … is irreplaceable to me.  Not because of how it
installs Guile packages (it doesn’t do anything special), but because I
don’t need to worry about how any other libraries I might need are
provided or linked.  Guix makes all the problems with non-Guile stuff
disappear, across all supported systems.


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