[Haskell-cafe] what's the best environment for haskell work?

aditya siram aditya.siram at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 14:10:28 EDT 2010

This is slightly OT, but is there a way of getting some Emacs keybindings in


On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Hamish Mackenzie <
hamish.k.mackenzie at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 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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