broken links

Ross Paterson ross at
Thu Dec 9 14:09:15 EST 2004

On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 05:29:45PM -0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> Thanks.  Data.Array.Base is a "hidden" module - we don't expose its
> documentation, but unfortunately Haddock sometimes still generates links
> to it, when it can't find anywhere better to link to.  This is a bug,
> but unfortunately it's a pretty deep bug - Haddock would need to be able
> to link to modules outside the imported scope of the current module,
> which it currently can't do.
> Fortunately there's often a workaround in the form of rearranging the
> imports of a module to expose the correct linking destinations to
> Haddock.  I'll do a sweep over the docs before we release GHC 6.4 and
> make sure we don't have any dangling links of this kind.

It's often instances from other modules that are the culprits, and
they're quite hard to fix.

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