[Haskell-cafe] "doctest" for haskell -- a good project?

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 08:17:48 EDT 2008


>  One idea that does strike me is that it would be super useful to have
>  the ability in ghci to extract the haddocks associated with a function.
>      > :doc map
>  would result in:
>      -- | 'map' @f xs@ is the list obtained by applying @f@ to each element
>      -- of @xs@, i.e.,
>      --
>      -- > map f [x1, x2, ..., xn] == [f x1, f x2, ..
>      -- > map f [x1, x2, ...] == [f x1, f x2, ...]

That will be in Hoogle 4, as it does already directly relate to what
Hoogle has to do.

As for doctest, i think that could be implemented as a --warn flag to
Haddock, and might be a useful thing to have. For example "90% of the
base library has documentation, please go add documentation to
'sinh'", as a warning message.



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