[Hackage] #548: Aid in function lookup in IDEs

Hackage trac at galois.com
Thu Apr 23 09:38:49 EDT 2009

#548: Aid in function lookup in IDEs
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  miscellaneous  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                 |  
 Currently haskellmode builds an index of functions based on the docs
 installed on a system.  This means a user has to install all docs for all

 HackageDB builds docs for all modules on the site, so it seems silly that
 I need to install the docs myself.

 It would be cool, and probably useful for IDEs if a file was available
 from HackageDB that contained enough information to build that index, and
 point to docs on HackageDB.  Then people with limited disk space, who are
 on always-online machines, can enjoy easy function lookup.

 Even cooler would be if there was a web API (e.g. XML-RPC server)
 available that could be used to do the function lookups.  For instance
 passing a function name would return a list of pairs of module name and

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/548>
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