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
84 5
2,122 26
1.8% -
9.6 0.0
1 day ago over 1 year ago
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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 2022-07-22.


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 | reddit.com/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 | reddit.com/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 | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 5 Apr 2021
    The other build script I tried is the one from xmonad-testing, modified as follows:
  • Easiest way to hack using stack or cabal and use local package.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 13 Feb 2021
    Depending on whether you want to use stack or cabal, there is xmonad-testing, which is a repository that solely exists to show users how to do this! Under build-scripts you can find examples for both stack and cabal (be sure to read the readme for how to use these). If you want to use cabal 3.4 then mind geekosaur's pr for things to work smoothly with the new- style commands which are now the default.
  • Xmonad Cabal project
    1 project | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 25 Jan 2021
    There are some example build scripts that I use that make it super easy.

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.

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

neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

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

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

ormolu - A formatter for Haskell source code

lsp-haskell - lsp-mode :heart: haskell

stack - The Haskell Tool Stack

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

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

leksah - Haskell IDE

vscode-ghc-simple - Simple GHC (Haskell) integration for VSCode