Rewriting a document rendering Makefile with Nix, and I'm again struck by how good it is. Need Pandoc and TexLive? Specific fonts? Post-processing tools? Spell checkers? You got it. It's all there, unified in Nix with an actual programming language.

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@freakazoid I haven't used guix. I'm on Fedora and using only nix the package manager. Are you using guix?

@owi Nope, but even though Nix came first and I heard about it first, there are a lot more people in my feed using Guix for some reason. It might just be due to its being copyleft, but I was thinking there might be technical reasons, too. I haven't yet gotten to the @librelounge episode about it yet, so hopefully that will enlighten me as to the differences.

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