libhbb: Backend for text editors to provide better Haskell editing support.

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This project contains a library that utilizes the GHC API to provide some special features for Haskell text editors. Libhbb has been designed to extend ghc-mod (which does similar tasks) with certain features. However libhbb is completely independent of ghc-mod. The connection to ghc-mod is established in a package called hbb. The features of libhbb can be used standalone by the means of the executable libhbb-cli which is sipped as well. The big outstanding feature that libhbb provides is the ability to inline functions (their body is converted to a lambda function and written in place of the according name).

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Dependencies aeson (>=0.7), base (>=4 && <5), bytestring (>=0.10), directory (>=1.2), filepath (>=1.3), ghc (>=7.6), ghc-paths (>=0.1), libhbb (>=0.4 && <0.5), mtl (>=2.1), process (>=1.1), syb (>=0.4), text (>=1.1), time (>=1.4), unordered-containers (>=0.2) [details]
License LGPL-2.1-only
Author Christian Wolf
Category Development
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Uploaded by wolfch at 2014-10-30T15:14:51Z
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Executables libhbb-cli
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hbb: Extraordinary Haskell programming

This project aims to create a tool which should be easily embeddable in text editors to assist them to provide extraordinary editing features for the Haskell programming language. To archieve this, the tool is based on the library of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC).

The name hbb is short for haskell busy bee and should remind one of the programmers using it. It consists of the library hbb and a command line tool which has the name libhbb-cli. libhbb-cli has been chosen because in another repository the features of (the library) hbb and ghc-mod are merged into an executable hbb which provides (many more) features than libhbb-cli.

One outstanding feature of hbb is is the possibility to inline a function binding.