[Haskell-cafe] Re: Editors for Haskell

Pete Kazmier pete-expires-20060806 at kazmier.com
Wed Jun 7 11:50:40 EDT 2006

Pete Kazmier <pete-expires-20060806 at kazmier.com> writes:

> As part of my learning experience, I think I want to see if I can
> write a haskell pastebin that does proper syntax highlighting.
> Someone in #haskell suggested that I use just a lexer because using a
> parser is overkill.  However, I can't make this assessment until I see
> how to use the parser and the information it can supply.

Thanks for the responses and pointers to the other projects.  I'll
investigate those after the day-job (the one that pays the bills).

As for using the lexer vs the parser, I was hoping to do things such
as folding and/or nifty mouse-overs of logical blocks of code, which
is why I was interested in the parser.  I'm not sure if I could do the
same with only a lexer.

I'm basically just looking for something concrete to tinker with as I
learn Haskell and it seems that Haskell is missing a snazzy pastebin.


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