Code style guide?

Brent Yorgey byorgey at
Tue Mar 19 15:23:33 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 06:08:35PM -0700, Jason Dagit wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Ben Millwood <haskell at>wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Do we have a general notion of what we consider best practices for
> > contributed code to Cabal? Perhaps we should formalise something?
> >
> > One of the reasons I wanted to get the wiki back online was in the hope
> > that it had some pointers, but it doesn't seem to. (I've started migrating
> > stuff anyway: have a look at**
> > cabal/wiki/Migration-from-trac<>for status).
> >
> > For example, many of the Cabal modules have explicit, and therefore quite
> > long, import lists, with no clear organisation, and hence when adding new
> > imports I have to read the entire list to make sure they are not already
> > there, and then wonder where makes sense to insert them. Usually I just
> > make something up with no pattern to it, and hence perpetuate the problem.
> >
> My experience is that without an automated tool or editor command to
> organize the headers humans are unlikely to do it. A quick google search
> didn't turn up any vim or emacs commands for this relating to haskell.

We have

which is integrated into Chris Done's extensions to the emacs


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