[Haskell-cafe] IDE?

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 15 18:46:48 EDT 2007

Yes this is kind of sad.  FWIW, here's how I currently approximate  
these features using Emacs + Haskell mode:

On 15 jun 2007, at 23.38, <bf3 at telenet.be> wrote:

> I've searched the internet for an Haskell IDE that supports the  
> following:
> - syntax highlighting

haskell mode

> - cross module refactoring

there is HaRe, haven't tried it.

changing a function's type and then recompiling gives you a pretty  
useful todo-list though.  :)

> - quick navigation (goto symbol,

if you run hasktags you can use M-.

> goto instance,

not sure, maybe one could cook something up using grep or even hasktags

> find usages, etc)

M-x grep RET downarrow RET

> - code completion

either you use shim or the built-in M-/, which completes everything  
(not semantically sensitive, though)

> - "debugging" (not imperative debugging, so no breakpoints, but just
> plugging in a visualizer/pretty printer for a function in a separate
> dedicated window, like what http://www.apple.com/shake does on each  
> "node")

i don't know shake, can you explain a bit more?

ghc HEAD has the ghci debugger, haven't tried it

> So a bit what Jetbrains Resharper does for Visual Studio, but for  
> Haskell.
> IntelliJ and Eclipse also do this for Java.
> This does not seem to exist? If this is correct, this is a real shame,
> because although I read that the productivity increases a lot when  
> correctly
> using Haskell, it would increase even more when such an IDE is  
> available.

i agree

/ Thomas

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