[Haskell-cafe] lambdabot hoogle
jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Wed May 25 21:45:53 CEST 2011
On 2011 May 25, at 17:42, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Jacek Generowicz
> <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> wrote:
>> I've already stumbled across mueval and hoogle as things that need
>> to be
>> installed separately before the full advertized features of
>> lambdabot work.
>> With this experience under my belt and the benefit of hindsight, I
>> almost, kinda, maybe see how I could have guessed that the stubborn
>> "A Hoogle error occurred." to any hoogle command in lambdabot,
>> means that I
>> need to install hoogle locally:
>> 'hoogle ...' --> "A Hoogle error occurred." ==> install hoogle.
>> But how on earth was I supposed to guess that in order to make
>> 'check' work,
>> the package to install was 'mueval', given that the error message was
>> 'check ...' --> "Terminated" ==> install mueval.
> You weren't really meant to - lambdabot isn't exactly meant for anyone
> who won't look at the source when something goes wrong.
Understood. Fair enough.
I feel a bit guilty about spamming the list with all my stupid
problems: I would prefer to find my own way around, but if I had to
dive in and rummage around the source for every problem that I
encounter, I would not get very far.
>> What other lambdabot features rely on packages that need to be
> Brainfuck and unlambda are separate executables, but they already
> have deps.
I must admit that hoogle and check were far stronger incentives to try
to intstall lambdabot, than brainfuck and unlambda :-)
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