[Haskell-beginners] Which IDE use a professional Haskeller?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon May 27 12:36:03 CEST 2013

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Giacomo Tesio <giacomo at tesio.it> wrote:

> Nice article, but I'm not sure it's completely right.
> Even language's mavens use an IDE, probably a custom one built out of
> terminal windows, makefiles and so on. And, to my money, this can be
> effective, but difficult to share and setup.
> Emacs, actually is a bit easier to share and setup, in such a context
> (Emacs IS an IDE), but a bit difficult to learn (and to be honest, to learn
> again... :-D)
> I guess that XMonad born almost like an alternative to Emacs to integrate
> different tools in a consistent windowing.
> Indeed powerful languages are useful to express powerful concepts (thus
> they are funny!)
> Tools are useful for boring activities. For example, editing makefiles
> (and studing autotools) is a boring activity. :-D
> Debuggers are useful to find bugs, another boring activity.
> Still both activities are unavoidable (afaik) by professional programmers.
> You can do both without tools, but they will require more time, thus more
> annoyance.
> This is why, to my money, looking for an IDE (even if it's just a specific
> configuration of xmonad or Emacs) is a rational search. :-)
> BTW, now, I'm wondering if I should give Geany a try or just learn Emacs
> again... :-)
> For example, I'm sure that Emacs can do almost everything I need (project
> management apart), but I'm also sure that I have no chance to convince my
> fellow windows programmers to use it.

This was announced a couple of weeks ago

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