haskell-language-server VS xmonad-testing

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


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


Stack/cabal setup for testing xmonad* and configurations (by xmonad)
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haskell-language-server xmonad-testing
109 5
2,457 27
0.7% -
0.0 0.0
6 days ago almost 3 years ago
Haskell Shell
Apache License 2.0 BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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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 2023-07-12.


Posts with mentions or reviews of xmonad-testing. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-05.
  • Using xmonad-testing as lib
    2 projects | /r/xmonad | 5 May 2021
    All is well and works properly. Now, however, I would like to switch to the git version of Xmonad by using xmonad-testing. For that I cloned the repo, switched both xmonad & xmonad-contrib branches to master and compiled executable. First of all, if I run the executable with `--version`, I get '0.15', that seems to me not correct. Shouldn't it be 0.16, even though it is not released yet? Second, I am not sure whether I need to somehow install the Git versions as libraries to be able to use new features and to get Vim with haskell-language-server recognize the new features. My configuration is in `~/.xmonad`. I think if I copy the config to the directory where the cloned repos are, it (using the new features) will work...
  • Build script with dbus using stack
    3 projects | /r/xmonad | 5 Apr 2021
    If don't build via the first method and you want to use a project-like structure as in xmonad-testing then yes, you need a cabal file. There is an example file available in the repo.
    3 projects | /r/xmonad | 5 Apr 2021
    The other build script I tried is the one from xmonad-testing, modified as follows:

What are some alternatives?

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

coc.nvim - Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers.

neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

lsp-mode - Emacs client/library for the Language Server Protocol

ormolu - A formatter for Haskell source code

vscode-haskell - VS Code extension for Haskell, powered by haskell-language-server

hie-bios - Set up a GHC API session for various Haskell Projects

lsp-haskell - lsp-mode :heart: haskell

stack - The Haskell Tool Stack

ghc-proposals - Proposed compiler and language changes for GHC and GHC/Haskell

hlint - Haskell source code suggestions

leksah - Haskell IDE

emacs-which-key - Emacs package that displays available keybindings in popup