Manuel M. T. Chakravarty
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 19:11:10 +1100
"Simon Peyton-Jones" <email@example.com> wrote,
> | What about my idea? Can't there be a module, say called
> | *interpreter* which
> | you can add and remove definitions from on-the-fly?
> | Something that would put you tighter in the loop. Without
> | having to go back
> | to the editor edit stuff, reload from interpreter, choke on
> | error, see what
> | went wrong, etc. Just scratch some code on the CLI, see what
> | you've defined
> | so far, edit the current module, and evaluate what you want
> | to.
> So the CLI would have to have a way to show you what the
> current "interpreter" module was, and let you edit it. How
> does that differ from an editor? This smells like a tarpit to
> me: once you provide a basic editor, everyone will want more
> features. Better, surely, to use an existing editor?
Definitely. An environment like this is pretty trivial todo
in Emacs. In fact, the Emacs Haskell mode does most of that