Pure Nix flake utility functions [maintainer=@zimbatm] (by numtide)

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  • Nix Flakes
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 29 Dec 2022
  • Our Roadmap for Nix
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Aug 2022
    The ‘flake-utils’ readme is a pretty good jumping off point: https://github.com/numtide/flake-utils

    I have this or that nitpick with FL and FLP but overall it’s very solid stuff. FLP is a little more “magical”, and that’s not always the best starting out, but you really can’t go wrong with either.

  • Rust Environment and Docker Build with Nix Flakes
    6 projects | dev.to | 18 May 2022
    We added two inputs, the first is nixpkgs which lets us specify which version of nixpkgs we should use. There are many thousands of packages in the nixpkg repository, and they are updated often so here will use the unstable branch. We also added flake-utils which helps us generalize the flake to support multiple systems, not just Linux.
  • Getting Started Using Nix Flakes As An Elixir Development Environment
    2 projects | dev.to | 9 Jan 2022
    The inputs is how you can import external sources of other flakes into the flake project you have. In other words, any project you may need or tools required to get started, this is where you will define their source. Example below is using the standard nixpkgs and a tool called flake-utils, which provides a set of functions to make flake nix packages simpler to set up without external dependencies.
  • Workspace Management With Nix Flakes: Jupyter Notebook Example
    4 projects | dev.to | 30 Oct 2021
    A Nix Flake is just an object - check out those surrounding curly braces. This object has two keys, inputs and outputs. The inputs are where we define the flake's dependencies and where to find all the tools we use. This one has two, nixpkgs and flake-utils. Each of these just points to a GitHub URL, and if you follow those links, you'll see each repo provides its own flake.nix. The outputs of each remote flake get piped into the inputs of my flake, so we can use what they provide.
  • How to transition from shell.nix to flake.nix?
    4 projects | /r/NixOS | 28 Oct 2021
    You can easily transition your shell.nix (and default.nix) to a flake-based one by using flake-utils and flake-compat. The former is actually unnecessary, but I would recommend it for typical project environments. Unless you have an impure dependency, this transition would be easy.
  • Is there a way to use flakes to nix run emacsgcc?
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 31 May 2021
    Flakes can provide different types of things: - some flakes provide applications that you can nix run, - some flakes provide functions that you can import (e.g. https://github.com/numtide/flake-utils), - some flakes provide overlays to use with nixpkgs (e.g. that emacs-overlay you posted).
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