NOTE: The image has moved to: https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/coopernurse/docker-nim/
This is a quick attempt to get the Nim compiler and nimble package manager
bundled into a Docker image.
The base image is Alpine Linux (see: https://registry.hub.docker.com/_/alpine/)
which keeps things slim.
Nim is compiled from the latest github source and is in:
nimble is also compiled from source, but only the compiled binary is kept.
PATH is updated to include:
/root/.nimble/bin so both
nimble will be in the PATH by default.
WORKDIR is set to
/src so if you
-v mount your local directory to
/src you can run the
compiler directly without changing directory first.
By using the
-v flag with
docker run you can use this image to compile your Nim sources without
a local Nim installation. For example, to compile and run
hello.nim from this repo:
docker run --rm -v `pwd`:/src coopernurse/docker-nim nim c -r --verbosity:0 hello.nim
Or to compile to a binary:
docker run --rm -v `pwd`:/src coopernurse/docker-nim nim c hello.nim