rfcs VS direnv

Compare rfcs vs direnv and see what are their differences.


The Nix community RFCs (by tweag)
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rfcs direnv
2 93
16 9,584
- 1.1%
0.0 8.4
10 months ago 10 days ago
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rfcs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-11.
  • Is NixOS fundamentally a more secure OS?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/NixOS | 11 Sep 2022
    https://www.tweag.io/blog/2020-09-10-nix-cas/ https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/62 https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/17 https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md https://github.com/wmertens/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0017-intensional-store.md https://discourse.nixos.org/t/content-addressed-nix-call-for-testers/12881
  • NixOS History and Our Experience - Nix, Null, Nada, Nothing
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/NixOS | 26 Jan 2022
    Content-addressable-storepath Derivations (CAS): Not something that users will mostly interact with directly, but one of the "pitfalls" of nix right now is that updates to "fundamental packages" like glibc, will cause most packages to be re-built. CAS derivation may help significantly in this regards, because there may be a point in which the changes don't have meaningful impact on a given down stream dependencies (for example, a pure python package); the CAS derivation may get to a point where it can start "re-using" existing builds after it determined that the contents exactly match. More info: https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md


Posts with mentions or reviews of direnv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rfcs and direnv you can also consider the following projects:

spaceship-prompt - :rocket::star: Minimalistic, powerful and extremely customizable Zsh prompt

lorri - Your project's nix-env

Pipenv - Python Development Workflow for Humans.

Home Manager using Nix - Manage a user environment using Nix [[email protected]]

Poetry - Python packaging and dependency management made easy

autojump - A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line

exrc.vim - Local vimrc files

pyenv - Simple Python version management

nix-darwin - nix modules for darwin

funky - Funky takes shell functions to the next level by making them easier to define, more flexible, and more interactive.

naersk - Build rust crates in Nix. No configuration, no code generation, no IFD. Sandbox friendly. [maintainer: @Patryk27]

Neovim-from-scratch - A Neovim config designed from scratch to be understandable