[Haskell-cafe] lambdabot hoogle

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 16:41:41 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 6:22 AM, Jacek Generowicz
<jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> wrote:
> I had assumed that it connected to a server.

It did at one point, but Hoogle had downtime and the local hoogle
command was just as good and worked offline.

> (Maybe my assumption was not entirely unfounded, given that the installation
> instructions for lambdabot blithely state that you "just cabal install
> lambdabot", nowhere suggesting that you might need to *manually* install
> some of its dependencies.)

Well, does every lambdabot user want mueval and hoogle installed? In
those specific cases because they export libraries as well, I could
add a dependency on the library; but cabal doesn't support
dependencies for pure executable packages.

> Once I have the hoogle command line version working, it seems that lambdabot
> truncates its output to just the first 3 lines. Is this normal? Is there a
> way of customizing or changing this behaviour?

It's normal, yeah. Don't want to spam #haskell with 100 lines of
useless matches. Configurable? Not really.


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