A few small points about GHCi command documentation in section 2.7

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Tue Dec 1 15:20:11 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 04:40:48PM +0200, Yitzchak Gale wrote:
> Please add to the documentation for :set prompt:
> If you enclose \i{prompt} in quotes, you can use Haskell
> syntax for String literals.
> Actually, :set prompt is nearly useless without quotes, because
> GHCi strips off trailing spaces from commands. We should either
> add a space at the end of a prompt entered without quotes,
> or just require quotes. Or at least change the help text
> to be:
> :set prompt \"<prompt>\"      set the prompt used in GHCi\n
> so that people will know the right thing to do. Perhaps add
> a few more words of explanation to the docs in section 2.7
> once we decide which of these to do.
> The :run command is not documented in section 2.7 - the
> only mention of it is buried within the documentation for
> the :main command. It is also not mentioned in helpText.

Thanks for the report; this is now all fixed in 6.12.


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