[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Tooling Infrastructure

Alan & Kim Zimmerman alan.zimm at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 13:00:51 UTC 2015

As a follow-up to this[1], I have written a post[2] detailing how ghc-mod
provides the downwards (BIOS) functions for the next version of HaRe[3].

[3] https://github.com/alanz/HaRe/tree/wip


On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Alan & Kim Zimmerman <alan.zimm at gmail.com>

> Now that I am finally turning back to HaRe, the question of infrastructure
> again comes up.
> Basically I woudl like to focus in the tool itself, but it can only be
> useful if it can deal with real world environments.
> This means properly managing all the different project and compiler
> environments, and being integrated into IDEs.
> The current version uses ghc-mod for the lower level interface, and a
> simple command line interface for the IDE integration.
> But I have a definite sense that as a community every tool maker is
> solving the same problems over and over, from ghc-mod to ide-backend to
> ghci-ng, and onwards.
> To start a discussion around some kind of architeccture that tool writers
> can develop agains, ide's can integrat against and ghc/cabal can eventually
> internalise, I have put some basic points down at
> https://github.com/RefactoringTools/HaRe/wiki/Requirements-for-IDE-GHC-interfacing
> Regards
>   Alan
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