Alex Kost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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> The purpose of "M-x guix-edit" Emacs command (and "guix edit" shell
> command) is just to show you the source code of the package. This
> source is usually placed in the store, and you shouldn't edit it. If
> you are going to contribute to guix, (info "(guix) Building from Git")
> is the right way.
From guix INFO:
6.2 Invoking ‘guix edit’
launches the program specified in the ‘VISUAL’ or in the ‘EDITOR’
environment variable to edit the recipe of GCC 4.8.4 and that of Vim."
"edit" (last line above) should be replaced with "view", "inspect", or
Calling these functions 'guix edit' and 'M-x guix-edit' implies that the
user will be able to modify the recipe, but this is not actually the
case. The functions should be given a more informative and accurate
name, such as: 'guix view', 'guix inspect', or 'guix examine'.
In emacs, read-only .scm files should be opened in view-mode.