[Haskell] KDevelop & Haskell

Gour gour at mail.inet.hr
Sat Feb 7 20:46:38 EST 2004

Peter Robinson (listener at thaldyron.com) wrote:

> Hi,
> my intention when writing the Haskell Plugin for KDevelop was mainly to 
> increase the language's publicity, since KDevelop 3.0 is the most popular and 
> mature IDE for Linux/Unix. 
> I know that most of you prefer to use your favourite editor but the real 
> audience are the C/C++/Java/Php/Python/SQL/... programmers who probably 
> haven't heard much about Haskell yet and would like to give it a try. 

That's great. Although I have not tried it yet, I heard it's possible to
embed vim in a new KDevelop, and Haskell plugin is definitely wonderful way
to increase language's publicity.

> Things like a background parser that checks the syntax continuously can be 
> implemented quite straightforward in KDevelop as soon as i've got a working 
> C++ parser for Haskell. Syntax highlighting is provided by the Kate Plugin.

When asked on KDevelop forum, I got the reply that Haskell plugin is not in
active development, but it looks like you are still behind it, isn't it?

> A better integration of Hugs or GHCi is possible (via plugins). At the moment 
> only the GHC  plugin that allows the user to build and run the files in the 
> project is implemented.

When tried KDevelop rc1, I got the error that "language plugin is not found"
and on KDevelop forum it is stated that it won't/isn't included in final

So, can we expect new features in KDevelop's Haskell support?


gour at mail.inet.hr
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