Haskell Programming Environment
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:03:43 -0700
I would like to be able to inspect the type of things easily by hovering my
mouse over an expression. As a beginner, I find it hard sometimes to get
types correct in Haskell since often variables are not declared as a
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Skibinski [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:28 AM
> To: Pawel Kot
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Haskell Programming Environment
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, =?ISO-8859-2?Q? Pawe=B3?= Kot wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm writing my master thesis. Its subject is 'Haskell Programming
> > Environment'. It is (or rather will be) an extended text
> editor working in
> > graphical (XFree86) environment designed for Haskell
> programmers. It will be
> > implemented using Fudgets library.
> > I'm wondering what features would you like to find in such
> environment. What
> > should be neccessary, what would help, what would make
> writing programs
> > easier, etc.
> > I have some concepts, but I would like to hear some
> suggestions from you.
> A module/class/instance/library browser perhaps?
> Acquiring its information from standard libraries
> and other user defined directories? Extracting comments,
> module comments, class comments, and implementation
> details to present them in some consistent way? Supporting
> incremental compilation, a'la hmake? With intelligent use of
> colorization, or other useful hints for programmers,
> for a start? Intelligent inspectors?
> In short - something that exists for ages in Smalltalk,
> or in Eiffel development environment, but with Haskell's
> extra capabilities, limitations and goals in view?
> I once did something of this sort for Java:
> + Java browser for Xcoral editor - in C
> + Bongo based class hierarchy browser - in Java
> You can find more about it on our web pages.
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