<rekado>more generally, I wonder if modularization of gnu/packages/* actually makes a lot of sense in Guix
<rekado>we rarely ever have duplicate variable definitions
<zimoun>Well, before going to plumbing as make a package etc., maybe an example as deploy a tiny website with “guix shell“, then containerized with ‘guix shell -CN’ then write a config.scm for a VM and deploy the website.
<rekado>yes, small examples with big results are a good way to get started
<rekado>still worried about all the drudgery of finding modules and fixing syntax errors…
<zimoun>From my point of view, pedagocially speaking, if I need to tweak the package object, then I first go via ‘guix search’ and ‘guix show’ and explain the module via the location field. It is far to be best but it provides a good rule of thumb which avoids many unrelated questions.
<zimoun>I do not speak about specification->manifest.