[Haskell-cafe] Comments from two weeks of using Leksah
jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 11:13:07 EDT 2009
I'm using it on Ubuntu Linux 8.10 and on Mac OS X 10.5.x
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> -- Jeff
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