it seems that symbols like \ and ' are gone form the generated documentation

Isaac Dupree ml at
Thu Dec 9 21:10:36 CET 2010

On 12/09/10 13:36, David Waern wrote:
> 2010/12/9 Mitar<mmitar at>:
>> Hi!
>> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Sebastian Fischer<fischer at>  wrote:
>>> Maybe this is also necessary inside code blocks in documentation
>>> comments.
>> There are two types of code blocks. Those with @ where you have to
>> escape and those with>  where you do not have to escape. So changing
>> to>  in this documentation case would solve the problem, probably.
> Ah, yes that is indeed correct, and also described in the manual. @
> ... @ is markup for monospaced text where you can still use normal
> Hadock markup to get e.g. hyperlinked identifiers and whatnot.
> That's why `catch` gets wrapped in a<code>  tag --<code>  is how me
> markup identifiers.

We could warn for `...` being <code> markup.  The Haddock-user can use 
one or both ' quote marks instead.  This mistake is made in Haddock 
documentation all over the place, because `...` has a common meaning in 
Haskell of infix, and the resulting documentation looks only moderately 


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