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

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Jun 5 17:15:36 UTC 2014

I didn't say you need a better editor!  I said you need better
*support* from your editor for writing literate Haskell code.  I don't
know much about Sublime Text but you might find this useful:


Anyway, I agree Markdown is better for annotating your code, unless
you are writing a paper about it.


On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 10:44:05AM -0600, Dimitri DeFigueiredo wrote:
> I'm using Sublime Text. I do like it a lot! I disagree that what I
> need is a better editor. What is the more popular to annotate code
> today: Github Markdown or Latex? The source file of a latex document
> is not amenable to be read as you are coding, but Markdown is. So, it
> helps make the code cleaner. ;-)
> Dimitri
> Em 05/06/14 10:30, Brent Yorgey escreveu:
> >On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 12:53:05AM -0600, Dimitri DeFigueiredo wrote:
> >>Thanks. I wanted to use the fenced version like so.
> >>
> >>```haskell
> >>myFunction :: Int -> String
> >>-- some code goes here
> >>```
> >OK.  Unfortunately it is not possible to get GHC to recognize code in
> >that format without some preprocessing.
> >
> >>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.
> >Sounds like the real issue is that you need better editor support.
> >What editor are you using?  I am just curious, I am not going to
> >suggest that you change editors. =)
> >
> >-Brent
> >
> >>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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