Yestin L. Harrison

Stuff for Nix

Nix sure is something. Ostensibly, it's an interpreter for a lazy functional DSL that excels at specifying reproducible builds. This is then adapted to a package and configuration manager that lets you treat your system configuration as object code. It has its quirks and frustrations:

Oh, and turnaround on rebuilding the system configuration on NixOS is feeling sluggish in recent years. nix-darwin has really spoiled me with how comparatively zippy its rebuilds are.

That being said, it's still infinitely better than anything else with vaguely the same job description, and I can't recommend it enough.

Here are my utilities for Nix: