How to include libraries in the global `boot repl`?

Hello everyone,

I am trying to improve my skills in clojure core, for this I’d rely on boot as opposed to lein which I use for projects - thus keeping the experiment ground separate from the main application development env.

However, even after doing a lot of search I haven’t been able to find out a proper workflow through ~/.boot/profile.boot - for example I’d like to use [zcaudate/hara "2.8.7"] on every instance of my global boot repl. How can I achieve this ?

Hey :slight_smile: This will add Hara to every boot repl invocation:

~ boot show -d
[zcaudate/hara "2.8.7"]
├── [org.clojure/clojure "1.8.0"]
~ cat ~/.boot/profile.boot
(set-env! :dependencies '[[zcaudate/hara "2.8.7"]])

If you only want to add the dependency to a special REPL invocation you can use something like this:

(deftask hara []
  (with-pass-thru _
   (set-env! :dependencies '[[zcaudate/hara "2.8.7"]])))

and then call it with boot hara repl or boot hara show -d.

Hope this is helpful :v:

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@martinklepsch this is perfect!

Thanks :slight_smile:

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