[Haskell-cafe] EclipseFP (Haskell IDE) 0.10.0 released

Thiago Arrais thiago.arrais at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 08:18:01 EDT 2006


Thanks for the suggestions (by the way, very good article on IO). Some
comments below.

On 7/3/06, Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:
> - background compilation with errors highlighting

There is already some support for background compilation using GHC.
Error highlighting doesn't still work as I'd like to, but is there

> - syntax highlighting, including highlighting of bracket's pair

There is already some of this too, although it may not be exactly what
you have in mind.

> - ability to "fall in" definition of identifier under cursor

Being worked on. Should be one of the leading features on the next
release, together with some more code completion.

> - automatic management of import lists

Being worked on, together with code completion. I would like some more
detail here, though.

> - auto-indenting with user-tuned style

This one seems very challenging and interesting, not a must-have for
me but a very attractive feature.

I have purposely left some items behind, just because resources are
limited and we need to focus on some more valuable features. Do you
think the ones I selected are the most valuable ones?

Would you mind to delve into some more detail on the topics above on
the EclipseFP mailing list? I am particularly interested on these four
(in order of priority):

- ability to "fall in" definition of identifier under cursor
- automatic management of import lists
- syntax highlighting
- auto-indenting with user-tuned style

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> Are you use GHC library?

Not yet, but it may turn to be a very wise decision to make in the
future. EclipseFP is being written in Java, I wonder how the GHC
library would be accessed on such a environment. Need to take a look
at the paper.


Thiago Arrais

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