Nickel: the Nix (language) spin-off

For those who attended NixCon on Saturday, I presented in a lightening talk an on-going project called Nickel. This is a configuration programming language inspired from Nix. It is still not at release stage, but if you want to learn more, there’s a fresh blog post about it, and we recently made the repo public.


P.S: don’t mind the current ugly examples in src/examples, they are quite old and need to be rewritten once we’ve made a pass on the syntax.


Knew it would be in Rust even before opening the link :slight_smile:

I followed Théophane‘s work on gradually typing nix - looks like this is some follow-up?

The details may have changed a bit since Théophane’s initial report, but yes indeed, this is somehow the continuation of this approach.