[Haskell-cafe] Comments from two weeks of using Leksah

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 11:12:08 EDT 2009

I've seen it on the Hackaton and was really impressed.
Were you using it on Windows? I haven't tried it yet since I heard it has
major problems on Windows.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Jeff Heard <jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've been using the latest and greatest version of leksah for the last
> couple of weeks and I wanted to give a short report on the things I've
> found.
> First of all, it's crashed only once, and the error was an actual
> segfault, so I'm not sure what went wrong there.  All in all, I like
> the eyecandy and have left it on for everything I do, but I've noticed
> that arrows have an extra space after them, no matter which arrow.
> Also, the candy for =<< and >>= is the same.
> Only one "missing feature" that I've noticed: regex find and replace.
> I'd like very much to be able to find and replace using regexes, as
> this is pretty much why I keep coming back to vi and emacs.
> I really really like the modules pane which gives me quick views into
> the doc of everything that's installed and the signatures.  I wonder,
> though, could it be limited to the packages made available by the
> dependencies in configuring the current working package?  That way, it
> would be easy to tell whether a dependency was missing.
> I wonder if there's a way to setup the preferences so that
> autocomplete can be accelerator based (like Ctrl+Space) instead of
> constantly on, because I've noticed that occasionally I'll hit enter
> at the end of a line and have it autocorrect my last identifier
> incorrectly.  It'd be kind of neat if the error lines from the
> continuous background build showed up highlighted in the editor in
> some way, like they do in oh say Eclipse, but that's just a nice
> feature.
> Only other feature i'd like to see added is the ability to have
> multiple packages open at once, allow them to depend on each other,
> and handle configuring, building, and installing each of them be a
> one-step process.
> That's about it.  For large projects, very neat and very useful!  I like
> it.
> -- Jeff
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