OpenSearch with GHC manual

Ben Gamari ben at
Thu Jan 5 18:17:23 UTC 2017

Sylvain Henry <sylvain at> writes:

> Hi,
> 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.
I've opened a differential (D2921) which enables opensearch support for
the users guide.


- Ben

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