[Haskell-cafe] Literate Haskell source files. How do I turn them into something I can read?

Mikael Johansson mikael at johanssons.org
Sun Jan 7 17:56:35 EST 2007

On 12/29/06, Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at gmail.com> wrote:
>   I'm trying to wrap my mind around the darcs source code as a preliminary
>   to looking into GHC's guts.  All of darcs is written as .lhs files which
>   have bizarre mark-up in them which distracts me from the actual Haskell
>   source I'm trying to figure out and get used to.  Apparently the GHC
>   compiler can take .lhs files, strip them with "unlit" (a utility which I
>   finally found buried deep in the GHC installation -- off-path) and then
>   compile them normally.  The problem I have is that unlit leaves behind
>   instead these huge gaping (and highly distracting) stretches of
>   whitespace while it takes out the markup.

Doesn't something like
egrep -v "^[^>]"
solve it?

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