[Haskell-cafe] what's the best environment for haskell work?
hamish.k.mackenzie at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 4 14:01:37 EDT 2010
I use Leksah and have done since I started contributing to it. The best way to make it work for you is to use Leksah to fix what you don't like about Leksah ;-) Failing that giving good feedback about bugs and missing features is the next best thing.
On 3 Aug 2010, at 18:48, David Virebayre wrote:
> Trying code completion in comments on string constants, for example.
> Code completion makes the text jump if you're editing near the bottom
> of the editor area.
You could turn on Edit Prefs -> GUI Options -> Complete only on Hotkey
Default hotkey is Ctrl+Space
> I like the "tocandy" feature but then it breaks alignment if you open
> the file in another editor. Something probably fixable by editing the
> candy file.
Just out of interest which of the candy replacements caused problems. Some of them (such as ->) already are set to include spaces to pad out differences.
You can turn candy off by unchecking Configuration -> To Candy
Does your existing editor handle candy better? If so how?
> I'am a bit lost between Workspace and Package, especially when all I
> want is write a quick single-source haskell program.
We are planning to improve this by adding a default workspace and/or adding messages to prompt users if they have not got a workspace or package open.
Basically to get started on a app
Workspace -> New Workspace (this file contains a list of packages to open)
I think most users probably only ever need one workspace file.
Next if you have a .cabal file already...
Panes -> Workspace (to show the workspace pane)
Right click in the workspace Pane and select Add Package
Or if you want to create a new package...
Package -> New Package
Select a folder whose name matches the desired project name
If you just click Save down the bottom you will get a very
basic executable package with a Main module (but no main function)
To switch between packages in your workspace just double click on it in the Workspace pane.
> That's all I can think of right now, I've exagerated a bit when I said
> "unusable". Leksah is going to be an awesome editor, it's just not
> ready yet for me.
Thanks for the feedback, please let us know if you think of anything else.
As well as the google forum we now also have #leksah on IRC.
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