OpenSearch with GHC manual

Sylvain Henry sylvain at
Sun Nov 13 15:59:07 UTC 2016


Search engines often reference old versions of the GHC user guide. For 
instance with Google and the request "ghc unboxed tuples" I get the 
manual for 7.0.3, 5.04.1 and 6.8.2 as first results. With DuckDuckGo I 
get 6.12.3 and then "latest" versions of the manual.

So I have made a custom search engine for the latest manual (using 
OpenSearch spec). You can install it from the following page: like any other search engine.

Sphinx supports automatic generation of OpenSearch spec:
Maybe we should use this to make the search engine easier to find and use.

As a side note, would it be possible to have a nicer URI for the latest 
doc? Currently it is:
Something like would be better IMO.


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