[Haskell] Re: ghc.haddock?

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Thu Aug 16 02:58:51 EDT 2007

On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 11:45:43PM -0700, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> Isaac Dupree wrote:
>> haddock.ghc and ghc.haddock are different.  Haddock.ghc needs a GHC with 
>> the patches from ghc.haddock.  The latest GHC 6.7 has ghc.haddock patches. 
>>  Haddock.ghc is the new haddock, which requires those GHC capabilities.  
>> So you need GHC 6.7 *and* haddock.ghc.  Does that clear up the rather 
>> confusing naming scheme?
> So presumably ghc.haddock provides some new API that haddock.ghc uses to 
> get parse information?

Yup, modern GHC can parse Haddock comments and return them in the API.
Disgustingly non-compositional, but it gets the job done, and is much
better than just copying code...

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