[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: haskell-docs - Given a module name and a name, it will find and display the documentation of that name.

Alfredo Di Napoli alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 08:29:07 CET 2012

Excellent work, Chris!
Looking forward to using your tool!


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On 27/dic/2012, at 01:43, Christopher Done <chrisdone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ahoy hoy,
> Just thought I'd announce a tool I whipped up these evening to take a
> module name and a name and output the installed Haddock documentation
> for it. Examples with my GHCi session:
> λ> :doc Data.List.Split split
> Split a list according to the given splitting strategy. This is
> how to "run" a Splitter that has been built using the other
> combinators.
> λ> :doc Control.Concurrent.MVar swapMVar
> Take a value from an MVar, put a new value into the MVar and
> return the value taken. This function is atomic only if there are
> no other producers for this MVar.
> λ> :doc Data.List sort
> Ambiguous module, belongs to more than one package: base haskell2010-
> Continuing anyway...
> Package: base
> The sort function implements a stable sorting algorithm.
> It is a special case of sortBy, which allows the programmer to supply
> their own comparison function.
> Please have a play with it, the package is at:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/haskell-docs It has installation
> instructions. Feel free to share any issues that you have, either
> here, or on the Github page: https://github.com/chrisdone/haskell-docs
> There are some issues to do with versioning that I'm not sure how to
> solve in a standard way.
> The obvious next step is to have a -package-conf flag so that it can
> be used with cabal-dev.
> The wizards on #haskell are currently thinking of a way to avoid
> having to write the module name and just use what's in scope.
> Ciao!
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