haskell-language-server VS neovim

Compare haskell-language-server vs neovim and see what are their differences.


Official haskell ide support via language server (LSP). Successor of ghcide & haskell-ide-engine. (by haskell)


Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability (by neovim)
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haskell-language-server neovim
76 717
2,054 53,767
3.1% 3.3%
9.7 10.0
3 days ago 2 days ago
Haskell Vim Script
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of haskell-language-server. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-03.
  • Monthly Hask Anything (May 2022)
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 3 May 2022
    There is work in progress to integrate the REPL into the HLS (basically what provides IDE functionality to vscode): https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server/issues/477
  • My GHC dev environment with vscode remote & docker
    2 projects | dev.to | 28 Apr 2022
    FROM registry.gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ci-images/x86_64-linux-deb10:0849567cd9780cc8e9652118b949cb050c632ef4 ARG UID ARG GID RUN \ curl -SsL https://github.com/boxboat/fixuid/releases/download/v0.5.1/fixuid-0.5.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz | sudo tar -C /usr/local/bin -xzf - && \ sudo chown root:root /usr/local/bin/fixuid && \ sudo chmod 4755 /usr/local/bin/fixuid && \ sudo mkdir -p /etc/fixuid && \ printf "user: ghc\ngroup: ghc\n" | sudo tee /etc/fixuid/config.yml USER ${UID}:${GID} RUN fixuid USER ghc RUN \ sudo rm -r \ /etc/fixuid \ /usr/local/bin/fixuid \ /var/run/fixuid.ran ENV PATH=${PATH}:/home/ghc/.cabal/bin:/opt/ghc/9.2.2/bin RUN \ sudo apt update && \ sudo apt install -y \ bash-completion && \ cd /tmp && \ git clone https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server.git && \ cd haskell-language-server && \ cabal --project-file=cabal-ghc92.project update && \ cabal --project-file=cabal-ghc92.project install && \ rm -rf /tmp/*
  • This is confusing...
    1 project | reddit.com/r/haskell | 26 Apr 2022
    You can you typed holes with HLS, but sometimes there are performance issues: https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server/issues/2315
  • [ANN] Pre-release VSCode-Haskell 2.0.0
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 5 Apr 2022
    The major issue is related to Template Haskell. If you use the current HLS releases, you notice the message "This binary is not built with Template Haskell support". We added this message because the way static binaries work is just not cross-plattform. What might work on ubuntu, doesn't reliably work on other distros. This lead to a number of dynamic linking issues, impossible to understand error messages and many more. See for example this: https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server/issues/2659
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 5 Apr 2022
  • can you recommend active Haskell open source projects?
    16 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 30 Mar 2022
  • Now that Stackage supports GHC 9.2, is it easy to build ARM executables on macOS?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/haskell | 29 Mar 2022
    The releases page has macOS-9.2.1 but that's Intel, and it has aarch64- but that's GHC 8.
  • Configurando ambiente de desenvolvimento haskell no emacs
    2 projects | dev.to | 3 Mar 2022
    Podemos baixar haskell-language-server e haskell-language-server-wraper acessando a página abaixo: https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server/releases Para descobrir a versão do GCH que está sendo usada, digite a seguinte linha no terminal:
  • [ANN] GHCup
    1 project | reddit.com/r/haskell | 26 Feb 2022
    The main motivation of this release is making it compatible with the new binary distribution of HLS, which is upcoming soon and will be a dynamically linked distribution. Also see https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server/issues/2739.
  • Any of you ever get the feeling that Haskell is just every language?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 22 Feb 2022
    It’s almost supported in Haskell Language Server now too- follow https://github.com/haskell/haskell-language-server/issues/2732 for it ^^


Posts with mentions or reviews of neovim. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-26.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing haskell-language-server and neovim you can also consider the following projects:

doom-emacs - An Emacs framework for the stubborn martian hacker [Moved to: https://github.com/doomemacs/doomemacs]

neovide - No Nonsense Neovim Client in Rust

helix - A post-modern modal text editor.

vim9 - An experimental fork of Vim, exploring ways to make Vim script faster and better.

pylance-release - Documentation and issues for Pylance

vim-polyglot - A solid language pack for Vim.

vim-visual-multi - Multiple cursors plugin for vim/neovim

FiraCode - Free monospaced font with programming ligatures

intellij-lsp-server - Exposes IntelliJ IDEA features through the Language Server Protocol.

lightline.vim - A light and configurable statusline/tabline plugin for Vim

powerlevel10k - A Zsh theme

typescript-language-server - TypeScript & JavaScript Language Server