Eucalypt supports importing content from other units in a variety of ways.

Imported names can be scoped to specific declarations, they may be made accessible under a specific namespace, and they may be imported from disk or direct from git repositories.

Import scopes

Imports are specified in declaration metadata and make the names in the imported unit available within the declaration that is annotated.

{ import: "" }
data: {
  # names from config are available here
  x: config-value

As described in syntax, declaration metadata can be applied at a unit level simply by including a metadata block as the very first thing in a eucalypt file:

{ import: "" }

# names from config are available here

x: config-value

Import syntax

Imports are specified using the key import in a declaration metadata block. The value may be a single import specification:

{ import: ""}

or a list of import specifications:

{ import: ["", ""]}

The import specification itself can be either a simple import or a git import.

Simple imports

Simple imports are specified in exactly the same way as inputs are specified at the command line (see command line).

So you can override the format of the imported file when the file extension is misleading:

{ import: "yaml@dep.txt" }

...and provide a name under which the imported names will be available:

{ import: "" }

# names in are available by lookup in cfg:

x: cfg.x

In cases, where the import format delivers a list rather than a block ("text", "csv", ...) a name is mandatory:

{ import: "txns=transactions.csv" }

Simple imports support exactly the same inputs as the command line, with the proviso that the stdin input ("-") will not be consumable if it has already been specified in the command line or another unit.

Git imports

Git imports allow you to import eucalypt direct from a git repository at a specified commit, combining the convenience of not having to explicitly manage a git working copy and a library path with the repeatability of a git SHA. A git import is specified as a block with the keys "git", "commit" and "import", all of which are mandatory:

{ import: { git: ""
            commit: "0140232cf882a922bdd67b520ed56f0cddbd0637"
            import: "aws/" } }

The git URL may be any format that the git command line expects.

commit is required and should be a SHA. It is intended to ensure the import is repeatable and cacheable.

import identifies the file within the repository to import.

Just as with simple imports, several git imports may be listed:

{ import: [{ git: ... }, { git: ... }]}

...and simple imports and git imports may be freely mixed.