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Re: sha256: base32 VS nix-base32

From: HiPhish
Subject: Re: sha256: base32 VS nix-base32
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 12:34:17 +0200

Thanks, that answers my question then. Maybe it would be worth adding a note 
in the manual for future users?

On Sonntag, 9. September 2018 12:26:57 CEST you wrote:
> Hi,
> HiPhish <address@hidden> skribis:
> > When using `guix download` and `guix hash` there are (among other) the
> > formats `nix-base32` and `base32`. It appears that when writing a package
> > definition I have to use the former with the `(base32 "...")` expression.
> > This really confused be because I thought that "base32" means "base32" on
> > both sides. What is the deal with this?
> Package definitions expect a nix-base32-formatted string, even though
> the macro is called ‘base32’ and not ‘nix-base32’.  Internally Guix uses
> ‘nix-base32’ exclusively so you shouldn’t have to worry about it.
> HTH,
> Ludo’.

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