[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: ghc-src version 0.2.0

Lemmih lemmih at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 18:29:06 EDT 2005

On 8/23/05, John Meacham <john at repetae.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 04:10:51PM +0200, Lemmih wrote:
> > ghc-src 0.2.0 has been released.
> >
> > ghc-src is a Haskell parser with full support for every GHC extension.
> > It is a refactored version of the Haskell parser used internally by
> > GHC and is meant as a replacement for haskell-src-exts, although it
> > might have other uses.
> > The package is cabalized and lives under Langauge.Haskell.GHC.* in the
> > module hierarchy.
> >
> > Darcs repo: http://scannedinavian.org/~lemmih/ghc-src/
> ooh. neat. any chance it could be extended to preserve haddock comments
> and attach them to the right places? I thought it would be really cool
> if compilers could use the haddock documentation when printing out error
> messages and be able to query documentation as well as type info from
> inside the interpreter.

Parsing Haddock comments would be pretty easy. However, compilers
probably wont find ghc-src very usable since it has no placeholders
for post-parsing information (such as inferred types).


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