[Nix-dev] Use Haskell for Shell Scripting
domen at dev.si
Fri Jan 30 17:36:11 CET 2015
If you want to impose on people to learn Haskell and Nix to contribute,
you're going to end up in a lonely island. Remember, Nix tries to be
approachable to everyone and that's why it's minimal and simple.
A lot of developers do realize that bash is terrible, but it wasn't
replaced yet exactly for that reason. Legacy matters.
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Oliver Charles <ollie at ocharles.org.uk>
> Not sure if you're serious, but the last time we considered even rewriting
> the scripts in C, people were mostly against that. However, I guess with
> this the major opposition (can't read the source code easily) goes away,
> because you can still cat the scripts. However, I'd imagine that the
> startup overhead is now higher than bash, and the size of closures goes up
> a lot (you have to pull in the many hundreds of MB that GHC needs).
> So while it's a nice idea, I don't think it's practical to be done system
> wide - though I'm all for doing it locally!
> -- ocharles
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Joe Hillenbrand <joehillen at gmail.com>
>> Time to replace all shell scripts in Nix with Haskell?
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>> nix-dev at lists.science.uu.nl
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