[Haskell-cafe] Haddock markup questions

Christiaan Baaij christiaan.baaij at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 16:52:08 UTC 2014

> > But that's unwanted, as those backslashes show up in GHC(i) messages.
> > So: how do I get haddock to not parse my '<^>' operator as a link/URL?
> Hm, strange, technically we parse identifiers first and links second so
> this should work without a problem unless Haddock doesn't recognise it
> as an identifier.
> I actually now notice in the parser that we don't consider ^ to be a
> valid symbol so that's probably the culprit! Good catch, if that's
> actually the case here then you can expect it to be fixed in the next
> release, perhaps with 7.8.3 or something. Unfortunately the way we do
> identifier parsing now is that we slurp everything that looks like a
> valid identifier and afterwards we ask GHC to actually tell us if it's
> it's something we know about. It seems like a bug caused by me not being
> careful when reading the relevant part of the report, deepest apologies!
> I do wish we had a better way of parsing these identifiers but I can't
> think of one.

It never came to mind that '^' was the actual culprit :-)
Now that I know that it's a (potential) bug, I'll just keep my eye on
ghc-commit and wait for the bugfix.
I'm used to running ghc-HEAD anyway.

Also, is it not possible to update my haddock seperate from GHC?

-- Christiaan
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