[Haskell-beginners] Re: Maximum length of a GHCi command?

Kwanghoon Choi lazyswamp at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 11:24:36 EST 2010

Thank you all for your replies.
I am using Ubuntu and Emacs GTK+ Version 2.12.9. Nothing else is used by me.
My tool is just a Haskell program, and I load it using GHCi to run.

Is the emacs that limits the length of the command then?

Best regards,


On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Kwanghoon Choi <lazyswamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Haskeller,
> I have a little issue in using GHCi as follows:
> ===
> Prelude> length
> "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"
> <interactive>:1:254:
>     lexical error in string/character literal at character '\EOT'
> ===
> It seems to me that GHCi doesn't allow me to type more than some specified
> length of a command.
> Is this interpretation correct? How can I make it longer?
> This issue is quite important at least to me. My tool is just a simple
> Haskell program. I don't like to add any extra interactive environment, but
> I like to just use GHCi as an interactive environment for my tool. I
> strongly believe that this ides is pervasive among many haskellers.
> Thanks in advance for your help/feedback in advance.
> Kwanghoon
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