[Haskell-cafe] Hackage feature request: show types of names listed in index page

Erik Rantapaa erantapaa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 04:38:25 UTC 2015

The hoogle index files might be another way to perform this kind of search.

You can download all of the hoogle index files for packages on Hackage at:


Each package has it's own .txt file which you can search using grep. You 
can also create index files for your own cabal projects using the command 
`cabal haddock --hoogle`.

On Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:30:02 PM UTC-5, Ömer Sinan Ağacan wrote:
> I pretty much said all I wanted to say in the title, but just to 
> rephrase, I think it'd be super helpful if Hackage listed types of 
> names listed in index pages. The reason is because most of the time 
> I'm using index pages for searching things, but if I wanted to list 
> all functions that somehow use a type, for example, index pages don't 
> help. 
> With type information in the index pages I can just search for a type 
> and my browser would highlight all functions that somehow use the 
> type. 
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