My friend Jonas Carpay (@jonascarpay) and I recently released PureNix. PureNix is a Nix backend for PureScript. PureNix allows you to write PureScript code and transpile it to Nix code. This can be helpful when trying to write large or tricky code in Nix.
This blog post series is all about PureNix. It explains how to get started with PureNix, why we wrote PureNix, when you might want to use PureNix, and more. If you just want to play around with PureNix, all you need is the first post.
This post gives a high-level overview of PureNix, and explains how to setup an environment for playing around with it.
What sort of programmers would find PureNix easy to get started with?
Why we decided to start working on PureNix.
PureNix vs. Nix (coming soon)
When you should consider choosing PureNix over writing in raw Nix. Examples of code written in PureNix vs. Nix.
PureNix Project Ideas (coming soon)
A list of ideas for projects that would be neat to write in PureNix. Some project ideas are just jokes.
Contributing to the PureNix and the Ecosystem (coming soon)
This post lists different parts of the PureNix ecosystem we'd love to get help with. There are tons of things that we'd like to improve.
unfoldrImplementation in Nix with
A neat way of writing
unfoldrin Nix efficiently.
Under the Hood of PureNix (coming soon)
This post explains how PureNix works internally. It talks about what goes in to writing a new PureScript backend.
PureNix vs. Nickel (coming soon)
This post compares PureNix to Nickel.