"Talking" with the compiler

Hans Nikolaus Beck HNBeck at t-online.de
Sun Jan 18 12:02:30 EST 2004


Am 18.01.2004 um 11:31 schrieb Ketil Malde:

> HNBeck at t-online.de (Hans Nikolaus Beck) writes:
>> in order to build a programming environement, it would be nice to ask
>> the GHC about symbols etc found in a given Haskell program.
> I suppose a programming environment could talk to GHCi (which provides
> commands like :type, :info, :browse to explore the currently defined
> symbols)?

I've look shortly at the GHCi documentation. So I think it would be 
possible to include a "GHC engine" into a IDE application by 
redirecting input and output from GHCi to pipes (I rembemer that emacs 
used something similar for doing it's compile stuff). But that's 
hardcore UNIX,  I've forgot how to do that  :-(((


> -kzm
> -- 
> If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of 
> giants

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