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What are your opinions of Guix?
  • You can use Nix on Guix System and vice versa, but it's like installing them as a package manager on a foreign system. The store and packages currently are completely isolated between the two, although there's a very early plan for a common store interface.

  • Redox OS - an OS built entirely out of Rust
  • I think there's no need to stick with one particular language. It benefits to learn more languages and bring the "good parts" of their design into your code whatever you are writing it in.

    Btw It happens that I've learned a bit of RISC-V, with Rust.

  • Redox OS - an OS built entirely out of Rust
  • I'd say no. Programming safely requires non-trivial transformation in code and a radical change in style, which afaik cannot be easily done automated.

    Do you think that there's any chance to convert from this to this? It requires understanding of the algorithm and a thorough rewrite. Automated tools can only generate the former one because it must not change C's crooked semantics.

  • Redox OS - an OS built entirely out of Rust
    1. breaks compatibility
    2. breaks compatibility
    3. breaks compatibility
    4. hard to add without breaking compatibility

    Then we arrive at Rust as a natural outcome.

    And it's of course possible to migrate to Rust from C or C++ progressively, fish has almost got it done.

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  • It kinda fills a niche.

    I use fish for simple command pipelines as well. But traditional shells are not as good when I need to do anything "structured", because they treats almost any value as a string and don't have anonymous functions. The first problem means that you have to parse a string again and again to do anything useful, the second means that when both pipe and xargs fails you are doomed.
    Nu solves both of the big problems that matters when you want to do rather complex but ad-hoc processing of data. And with a rather principled design, nu is very easy to learn (fish is already way better than something POSIX like bash though).

    Personally another important reason is that I have a Windows machine at work and nushell is much easier than pwsh.

    Btw fish is also going to be a "tool in rust" soon :)

  • [Old 1997 story] The Greatest OS That (N)ever Was
  • A git server don't need to know email to work, and it is not required to have a git server. Email in this workflow is an alternative to a PR: contributor submit a set of commits to the maintainer (or anyone interested). Then the maintainer is free to apply or merge the commits. After that the code can be pushed to any servers.

  • [Old 1997 story] The Greatest OS That (N)ever Was
  • Honestly I'm surprised that so many people don't know how git can be used without those repository hosting sites. That's one way to use it, not the only way. And it's not even the way it was originally designed for.

    Checkout git format-patch.

  • [Old 1997 story] The Greatest OS That (N)ever Was
  • Git and Email are not mutually exclusive. In order to collaborate with git, you need and only need a way to send your commits to others. Commits can be formatted as plain-text files and sent through emails. That is how git has been used by its author from literally the first release of it.

  • A community for the lovers of the scheme programming languages Spore

    Not exactly a new one but I think this sub deserves some activity.

    People at Spritely Institute are working on compiling Guile to WebAssembly, and they have made some progress now.

    Their project repository