The groom package

[Tags: library, public-domain]

Automatically derived Show instances are an easy way to inspect data in your program. However, for large data-structures, the resulting output lacks whitespace, making it unreadable. Groom offers an replacement to show called groom which attempts to pretty-print the output of show. For example:

 let x = parseExp "foobar 1 [1,2]"
 in do
   putStrLn (show x)
   putStrLn (groom x)

results in:

 ParseOk (App (App (Var (UnQual (Ident "foobar"))) (Lit (Int 1))) (List [Lit (Int 1),Lit (Int 2)]))
   (App (App (Var (UnQual (Ident "foobar"))) (Lit (Int 1)))
      (List [Lit (Int 1), Lit (Int 2)]))

Groom works only on Show instances that output valid Haskell code; if Groom can't understand its input, it will not make any changes.


Versions0.1, 0.1.1, 0.1.2
Dependenciesbase (>=3 && <5), haskell-src-exts (>=1.0.0)
AuthorEdward Z. Yang
Upload dateMon Apr 29 01:23:11 UTC 2013
Uploaded byEdwardYang
Downloads705 total (272 in last 30 days)



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