[Haskell-cafe] emacs problem : haskell mode keeps hanging to report types, renders emacs useless

Mark Fine mark.fine at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 00:04:02 UTC 2017

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Sven Panne <svenpanne at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2017-11-04 22:39 GMT+01:00 Sean Matthews <seanmatthews1 at gmail.com>:
>> I have just reinstalled everything. Newest release of emacs,
>> Haskell-pakage and Haskell-mode and Haskell.
>> I have tried to do this as cleanly as possible (via the customise and
>> package install interfaces).
>> Now when I try to edit haskell files, the system keeps freezing to report
>> types. [...]
> I don't have a concrete solution for your problem, but instead of fighting
> with Emacs packages and customizations directly, I would *highly* recommend
> Spacemacs (http://spacemacs.org/).After using and customizing Emacs for
> several decades, I switched to Spacemacs some months ago and never looked
> back. Getting a coherent set of packages for a task, and getting those
> packages to actually work together requires a non-trivial amount of
> configuration fiddling. This is what Spacemacs does for you, plus an easy
> way to update.

+1 for Spacemacs! Have enjoyed using its default layers after years of
managing crusty dotfiles. Beware of ghc 8.2 and haskell mode (


> Having said that, Spacemacs' Haskell layer works perfectly for me, perhaps
> you can give it a try. Another hint: Use stack/stackage instead of fiddling
> around with GHC installations, Cabal, sandboxes etc. for yourself.
> Cheers,
>    S.
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