[Haskell-cafe] ANN: HLint 1.2

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Jan 15 09:06:50 EST 2009

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Neil Mitchell wrote:

> Hi Henning,
>>> To install: cabal update && cabal install hlint
>> Fails for me, because of the base-4 dependency. - I'm still using GHC-6.8.2.
>> Can HLint suggest view-pattern-free expressions, such that the program also
>> runs on GHC-6.8 ?  :-)
> HLint is written using view-patterns so requires GHC 6.10 to compile
> it. After you have it compiled its just a standard Haskell binary, so
> can be run on any Haskell code and will never suggest view-patterns
> anyway.

My question was, whether HLint can help translating HLint to code without 
view patterns.

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