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rec {
# Identity function.
id = x: x;
# Constant function.
const = x: y: x;
# Named versions corresponding to some builtin operators.
concat = x: y: x ++ y;
or = x: y: x || y;
and = x: y: x && y;
mergeAttrs = x: y: x // y;
# Compute the fixed point of the given function `f`, which is usually an
# attribute set that expects its final, non-recursive representation as an
# argument:
#
# f = self: { foo = "foo"; bar = "bar"; foobar = self.foo + self.bar; }
#
# Nix evaluates this recursion until all references to `self` have been
# resolved. At that point, the final result is returned and `f x = x` holds:
#
# nix-repl> fix f
# { bar = "bar"; foo = "foo"; foobar = "foobar"; }
#
# See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-point_combinator for further
# details.
fix = f: let x = f x; in x;
# A variant of `fix` that records the original recursive attribute set in the
# result. This is useful in combination with the `extends` function to
# implement deep overriding. See pkgs/development/haskell-modules/default.nix
# for a concrete example.
fix' = f: let x = f x // { __unfix__ = f; }; in x;
# Modify the contents of an explicitly recursive attribute set in a way that
# honors `self`-references. This is accomplished with a function
#
# g = self: super: { foo = super.foo + " + "; }
#
# that has access to the unmodified input (`super`) as well as the final
# non-recursive representation of the attribute set (`self`). `extends`
# differs from the native `//` operator insofar as that it's applied *before*
# references to `self` are resolved:
#
# nix-repl> fix (extends g f)
# { bar = "bar"; foo = "foo + "; foobar = "foo + bar"; }
#
# The name of the function is inspired by object-oriented inheritance, i.e.
# think of it as an infix operator `g extends f` that mimics the syntax from
# Java. It may seem counter-intuitive to have the "base class" as the second
# argument, but it's nice this way if several uses of `extends` are cascaded.
extends = f: rattrs: self: let super = rattrs self; in super // f self super;
# Create an overridable, recursive attribute set. For example:
#
# nix-repl> obj = makeExtensible (self: { })
#
# nix-repl> obj
# { __unfix__ = «lambda»; extend = «lambda»; }
#
# nix-repl> obj = obj.extend (self: super: { foo = "foo"; })
#
# nix-repl> obj
# { __unfix__ = «lambda»; extend = «lambda»; foo = "foo"; }
#
# nix-repl> obj = obj.extend (self: super: { foo = super.foo + " + "; bar = "bar"; foobar = self.foo + self.bar; })
#
# nix-repl> obj
# { __unfix__ = «lambda»; bar = "bar"; extend = «lambda»; foo = "foo + "; foobar = "foo + bar"; }
makeExtensible = makeExtensibleWithCustomName "extend";
# Same as `makeExtensible` but the name of the extending attribute is
# customized.
makeExtensibleWithCustomName = extenderName: rattrs:
fix' rattrs // {
${extenderName} = f: makeExtensibleWithCustomName extenderName (extends f rattrs);
};
# Flip the order of the arguments of a binary function.
flip = f: a: b: f b a;
# Pull in some builtins not included elsewhere.
inherit (builtins)
pathExists readFile isBool isFunction
isInt add sub lessThan
seq deepSeq genericClosure;
inherit (import ./strings.nix) fileContents;
# Return the Nixpkgs version number.
nixpkgsVersion =
let suffixFile = ../.version-suffix; in
fileContents ../.version
+ (if pathExists suffixFile then fileContents suffixFile else "pre-git");
# Whether we're being called by nix-shell.
inNixShell = builtins.getEnv "IN_NIX_SHELL" != "";
# Return minimum/maximum of two numbers.
min = x: y: if x < y then x else y;
max = x: y: if x > y then x else y;
/* Reads a JSON file. */
importJSON = path:
builtins.fromJSON (builtins.readFile path);
/* See https://github.com/NixOS/nix/issues/749. Eventually we'd like these
to expand to Nix builtins that carry metadata so that Nix can filter out
the INFO messages without parsing the message string.
Usage:
{
foo = lib.warn "foo is deprecated" oldFoo;
}
TODO: figure out a clever way to integrate location information from
something like __unsafeGetAttrPos.
*/
warn = msg: builtins.trace "WARNING: ${msg}";
info = msg: builtins.trace "INFO: ${msg}";
}