Here-docs in Haskell source

Ian Zimmerman itz at
Fri Sep 22 23:54:42 EDT 2006

John> python-mode actually handles Python syntax a lot better than
John> haskell-mode handles Haskell syntax, particularly regarding
John> indentation.

Automatic indentation is only one aspect of Emacs modes, and as far as I
am concerned not nearly the most important one.

Here's a quick test: put the cursor in front of a triple-quoted string,
then hit Control-Alt-F (forward-sexp).  It should move just after the
whole string.  Does it?

Any tool which assumes strings are delimited by a single front delimiter
and a single end delimiter, which they are in most reasonable languages,
will have trouble.

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                    Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master & Margarita

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