Ticket #4521 (closed feature request: fixed)
Passing --hoogle to haddock when building base
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For nearly all packages on hackage, haddock is run over them with --hoogle, which generates documentation ( http://hackage.haskell.org/package/stm) and a hoogle database ( http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/stm/220.127.116.11/doc/html/stm.txt). However, the base library is special, and hackage can't easily apply haddock to it, so Ross takes the documentation off http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.12.2/html/libraries/base-18.104.22.168/ and changes the URLs. The result is that the base library does not have a hoogle database on hackage. Would it be possible for the GHC build system to pass --hoogle when running Haddock on the base library, and then include the resulting base.txt everywhere the haddock documentation goes?
I'm revisiting Hoogle development and the base library is the one sticking point before I make a new Hoogle release. In previous versions I made the base library documentation using a series of hacks, but it would be nice to have something more robust and accurate going forward.