[Haskell-cafe] Hoogle vs Hayoo

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 19:50:02 CEST 2013


Hoogle is definitely not deprecated. The reason you can't yet search
all packages simultaneously is that it consumes too many resources -
the number of Haskell packages exploded at a time when I wasn't able
to spend enough time to allow Hoogle to keep up. It's definitely
something on the todo list! The FP complete guys are helping with the
work required to get there.

Be careful what you wish for though. I can't almost guarantee that
every type you search for is available in the lens package as a
hylo-zygote-para-poly-morphism if you instantiate the Bazaar
applicative to the right type. I agree that sorting the platform
packages to the top of the list is likely to help make this more

Thanks, Neil

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Mateusz Kowalczyk
<fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk> wrote:
> On 23/08/13 14:57, jabolopes at google.com wrote:
>>> It's a bit pointless, if I have to know the package, where I want to
>>> search in.
>> Yeah! It does sound a bit pointless.  Hoogle should search everything
>> by default, and then you can refine your search by clicking on the '+'
>> or '-' on the packages that appear on the left menu.
>> Jose
> +1 to this, I never even knew this functionality existed. Why not have a
> checkbox or something along these lines to enable the search in all
> packages? This wouldn't change the old behaviour by default and it would
> allow for a wider search.
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> Mateusz K.
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