[Haskell-cafe] IDE?

Peter Verswyvelen bf3 at telenet.be
Sat Jun 16 16:34:43 EDT 2007

That's just my point. Although I have no practical experience with Haskell (besides writing a simple L-System using HOpenGL), from what I've read Haskell is indeed much better than typical OO languages... So it *deserves* an easy entry level IDE that will get many many more people started with it. Like Concurrent Clean has, although their IDE is also far from perfect (e.g. they don't have multi-level undo, sigh)

Anyway, it seems many people use Emacs for their Haskell edit/compile/run cycle. I've used Emacs on IBM OS/2 a long time ago so I guess I can get back into it. But man, was I happy back then when I could switch over to Visual Studio... The productivity I nowadays have with Visual Studio 2005 and Resharper for doing compilation, code-documentation-tips, code-completion, refactoring, navigation, debugging, boiler plate code generation, is amazing. Some of my colleagues still use Emacs, and maybe they are not using it correctly, but at first sight their development is much much slower.

>From this cafe talk I now know such an IDE for Haskell does not exist. So I won't search any further for a great IDE before starting to do some real Haskell programming, because my L-Systems experiment was a lot of fun! 

So I just installed XEmacs with the latest Haskell mode. I'll go from here... If that doesn't work, Notepad++ and GHCI/GHC in a command prompt also works, although it does make me feel I'm back in the eighties.

Thanks for all the help folks!

>----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
>Van: Bulat Ziganshin [mailto:bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com]
>Verzonden: zaterdag, juni 16, 2007 08:50 PM
>Aan: bf3 at telenet.be
>CC: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
>Onderwerp: Re[2]: [Haskell-cafe] IDE?
>Hello bf3,
>Saturday, June 16, 2007, 3:23:40 PM, you wrote:
>> The point I wanted to make is, that I can't find an
>> easy-to-install-ready-to-use-and-rock-n-roll IDE for Windows that comes with
>> all or most of those features. I mean something like Borland TurboPascal
>it's well-known trap. haskell is an order of magnitude better than
>widespread OOP languages. why it's not used by everyone? just due to
>shortage on libs, training and - yes - IDEs. "programming" in Delphi
>in many cases need just clicking here and there
>so, you got something, you lost something
>ps: i use editor which supports only syntax highlighting. it's very
>like working in tp 3.0 or quickc 1.0 - are you had such experience? :)
>Best regards,
> Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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