When digging in some issues, one sometimes encounters abbreviations that are specific to nix and nixpkgs. These are a bit hard to understand for newcomers, so I wanted to start a thread where we can collect them (if something like this doesn’t yet exist elsewhere). When it stabilizes, we can port it to a wiki page. Here are some I’ve encountered recently, and thought that they are not immediately accessible for beginners:
- FOD: Fixed output derivation
- IFD: Import from derivation
- ZHF: Zero hydra failures
I’m sure you’ll have encountered other abbreviations and slang words. Let me know
Maybe we have some page or post where these concepts are explained, so people can learn what they mean and why they are important.