[Haskell-cafe] hoogle command line program on Linux

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 15:28:08 CET 2011

Hi Joachim,

>> The Hoogle databases are expected to change very rarely - most users
>> will install them when they install Hoogle. A small number will update
>> them occasionally as the packages update. I'm using the Cabal datadir
>> to store the databases, but does Cabal provide a more sensible place
>> to put them? As a Windows user, I'm happy to defer to what Posix
>> system users want.
> shouldn’t they change with every library update? In that case, maybe
> that should be managed by cabal, similar to how cabal can update your
> haddock index at ~/.cabal/share/doc/index.html.

Yes, that's exactly how it should work. All we need is someone to do
the work :-) There is a bug tracking the progress on this issue here:
http://code.google.com/p/ndmitchell/issues/detail?id=80 - but its a
reasonable amount of work, touching lots of different parts of the
Haskell infra.

Thanks, Neil

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