nix language gotchas I’ve experienced while using
withexpressions unless with the
inheritkeyword for identifying hidden attributes in scope.
- Avoid the
reckeyword unless there’s tracking/control of infinite set recursion (self naming/references).
- Avoid importing more than 1 instance of
<nixpkgs>for any evaluation chain unless there’s magic compute and “infinite” memory.
Tricky is numero three, but crucial for fast feedback regardless of the current thing? I don’t poke around as much to know anymore but; legacy, flakes, community, and possibly others.