[Haskell-beginners] Literate Haskell in Markdown but not Bird style

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Thu Jun 5 09:01:41 UTC 2014

That makes sense. Perhaps you should use latex style,
then use a quick script to change the begin and end lines to
markdown fences. It would be a one-liner in bash,
or a very simple Haskell program, for example.


On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM, Dimitri DeFigueiredo
<defigueiredo at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Thanks. I wanted to use the fenced version like so.
> ```haskell
> myFunction :: Int -> String
> -- some code goes here
> ```
> I find that typing with the Bird style, I get lots of '>' left behind at the
> end of lines causing syntax problems before I compile. It also makes it
> harder for me to reformat the code. For example, 'unindent block' no longer
> works on my editor.
> Cheers,
> Dimitri
> Em 04/06/14 19:45, Brent Yorgey escreveu:
>> On Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 04:58:27PM -0600, Dimitri DeFigueiredo wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Is there a way to use literate haskell with GHC using Markdown but
>>> *not* using the Bird style for the code?
>>> It seems either one uses Bird style or has to put latex style
>>> \begin{code} markup (which markdown doesn't hide)
>> Those are the only two styles which GHC accepts.
>>> In other words, is there a way to mark up the code in Markdown in a
>>> way that GHC understands without having to preprocess the file? I
>>> just wanted to write a .lhs file in markdown like I write a .hs file
>>> today.
>> If you are willing/able to use pandoc, it implements a special version
>> of Markdown for .lhs files which understands Bird tracks.  See
>>    http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/README.html#pandocs-markdown
>> -Brent
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