[Haskell-cafe] Re: Best text editor

Xiao-Yong Jin xj2106 at columbia.edu
Tue Apr 14 18:37:58 EDT 2009

Stefan Monnier <monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

>> I'm a beginner, but I'll chime in and say I use Emacs with
>> haskell-mode. It's auto-indentation is a bit complex in behavior which is
>> unappealing (I feel like I never know what it's going to do when I hit tab),
>> but I would be curious what someone with more experience feels about that.
> I clearly recommend Emacs with haskell-mode, but I agree that the
> indentation is problematic.  Note that the code in the CVS repository
> comes with a completely new indentation algorithm courtesy of Kristof
> Bastiaensen <kristof.bastiaensen at vleeuwen.org> (so you can now choose
> between haskell-simple-indent, haskell-indent, and the new
> haskell-indentation).  I haven't tried this new algorithm much, but
> people who dislike haskell-indent might want to give it a try.

It works for me and I believe it indeed behaves much more
rational.  The doc in the file haskell-indentation.el is
misleading.  It states using function
turn-on-haskell-indentation, which is removed according to
Changelog.  And the default definition of haskell-mode-hook
in haskell-mode.el is somewhat offending, so I recommend
remove the two autoload lines.

Index: haskell-mode.el
RCS file: /cvs/fptools/CONTRIB/haskell-modes/emacs/haskell-mode.el,v
retrieving revision 1.32
diff -u -b -B -r1.32 haskell-mode.el
--- haskell-mode.el	28 Feb 2008 22:23:36 -0000	1.32
+++ haskell-mode.el	14 Apr 2009 22:24:53 -0000
@@ -504,8 +504,6 @@
 ;;;###autoload(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.\\(?:[gh]s\\|hi\\)\\'" . haskell-mode))
 ;;;###autoload(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.l[gh]s\\'" . literate-haskell-mode))
-;;;###autoload(add-hook 'haskell-mode-hook 'turn-on-haskell-doc-mode)
-;;;###autoload(add-hook 'haskell-mode-hook 'turn-on-haskell-indent)
 (defcustom haskell-hoogle-command
   (if (executable-find "hoogle") "hoogle")

    c/*    __o/*
    <\     * (__
    */\      <

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