hlint VS hindent

Compare hlint vs hindent and see what are their differences.


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hlint hindent
3 2
1,270 522
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8.8 1.1
3 days ago 19 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hlint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-06.


Posts with mentions or reviews of hindent. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-03.
  • I'm dissatisfied with both wrap and nowrap
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/vim | 3 Feb 2022
    Because every language is so different, every language requires individual care. So there are language specific formatters (https://github.com/mihaimaruseac/hindent for Haskell), which are usually configurable by some configuration file the in the project.
  • Let's talk about Brittany
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 23 Apr 2021
    In the long run, though, I expect Fourmolu (not Ormolu) will end up becoming the norm, because, really, two-space indents are not going to work for everyone. One of the things I like about hindent (that I did myself) is that it discovers default language extensions from the .cabal file, so you don't need to specify those yourself. I might see if I can get that code into Fourmolu.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hlint and hindent you can also consider the following projects:

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

haskell-lsp - Haskell library for the Microsoft Language Server Protocol

ormolu - A formatter for Haskell source code

ihaskell - A Haskell kernel for the Jupyter project.

leksah - Haskell IDE

hadolint - Dockerfile linter, validate inline bash, written in Haskell

ghcid - Very low feature GHCi based IDE

hie-core - The Daml smart contract language


ghcide - A library for building Haskell IDE tooling

hoogle - Haskell API search engine

threadscope - A graphical tool for profiling parallel Haskell programs