[Haskell-cafe] Building Haddock on Windows

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at ldn.invesco.com
Wed Mar 17 13:54:47 EST 2004

Got it built after realising that my PATH didn't include ghc (thanks Andy
Moran). I renamed haddock.bin to haddock.exe and copied to into ghc's bin
for convenience (ghc's bin is already in my path). Now I just have to figure
out how to invoke it...

Where can I find instructions for use? I see haddock.sgml in
haddock-0.6/haddock/doc but reading sgml hurts. Is there an html version of
this somewhere?

I have a few questions:
 - can you invoke it on a folder and have it generate docs for all of the
source files in it (and sub-folders)?
 - does it work on .lhs source containing bird-track style code? It would
appear not, as I get a parse error. 
 - why doesn't it know what Int, String, Float, IO, Monad, Show, etc are?
What invocation option do I need to ensure it links to
Prelude/hierarchical-library stuff? (I think it's --read-interface; must I
generate interface files for the Prelude and libraries though?)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Marlow [mailto:simonmar at microsoft.com]
> Sent: 17 March 2004 13:22
> To: Bayley, Alistair; haskell-cafe at haskell.org
> Subject: RE: [Haskell-cafe] Building Haddock on Windows
> > Has anyone recently built Haddock on Windows? I'm invoking 
> > configure and
> > make from Cygwin bash. Configure takes a couple of hours, and 
> > then make produces a load of errors (see below).
> I'm ashamed to say that Haddock, like Alex and Happy don't really
> support native Windows too well.
> You can use them in a Cygwin (and possibly MSYS) environment, by doing
> the usual ./configure && make install, which will install the tool by
> default in /usr/local/bin.
> Cheers,
> 	Simon

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