[Haskell-cafe] ghc-mod and IDE / plugin integration
Alan & Kim Zimmerman
alan.zimm at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 20:55:43 UTC 2015
Historically ghc-mod provided (and still does) support for emacs and vim as
part of its distribution.
It is also used by a number of other IDE backends to provide a way of
getting information about a project without worrying too much about the
details of how the project is organised on the file system.
There is currently a discussion between various interested parties about
adjusting the way ghc-mod communicates with the IDE, to make it simpler to
provide this support for other environments.
This should end up with a definition of a protocol that ghc-mod can expose,
which should also allow tools (such as HaRe) to be plugged into it, so that
IDE integration can be handled by the various IDE integrators in a clean,
This is all just hand waving at the moment, so if anyone would like to get
involved I am proposing that we revive the "Haskell IDE implementation"
google group/mailing list to host the discussion.
The new design is/will be captured here 
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