stack VS ghcid

Compare stack vs ghcid and see what are their differences.

stack

The Haskell Tool Stack (by commercialhaskell)

ghcid

Very low feature GHCi based IDE (by ndmitchell)
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stack ghcid
39 10
3,813 1,063
0.3% -
6.8 2.9
5 days ago about 2 months ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

stack

Posts with mentions or reviews of stack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-17.
  • ANN: stack-2.9.3
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 17 Dec 2022
    In YAML configuration files, the hackage-security key of the package-index key or the package-indices item can be omitted, and the Hackage Security configuration for the item will default to that for the official Hackage server. See #5870.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 17 Dec 2022
    See https://haskellstack.org/ for installation and upgrade instructions.
  • [ANN] First release candidate for stack-2.9.3
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 22 Nov 2022
    Yes, that is correct. Stack's allow-newer: true configuration has always actually meant 'ignore bounds'. However, the author of the allow-newer-deps development has in mind a further development that will introduce an actual ignore-bounds key with the same expressive syntax that is used by Cabal. This is discussed at Stack #5910.
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 22 Nov 2022
    You can download binaries for this pre-release from: Release rc/v2.9.2.1 (release candidate) · commercialhaskell/stack · GitHub.
  • how do I specify cabal fields to stack?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 20 Oct 2022
    I'm trying to use the cabal mixins feature to automatically replace every implicit prelude import with a custom prelude (in this case relude). apparently it doesn't play well with `stack repl` https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/5077 but I don't really use it anyway.
  • ANN: stack-2.9.1
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 19 Sep 2022
    See https://haskellstack.org/ for installation and upgrade instructions.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 19 Sep 2022
    stack build --coverage will generate a unified coverage report, even if there is only one *.tix file, in case a package has tested the library of another package that has not tested its own library. See #5713
  • ANN: first release candidate for stack-2.9.1
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 5 Sep 2022
    You can download binaries for this pre-release from: https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/releases/tag/rc/v2.9.0.1.
  • Help: `stack <script-file>` hangs
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 28 Aug 2022
    The background to the reason why the default log level for Stack's script interpreter is 'error' can be found here: https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/1472. Originally it was 'silent', but it was later increased to 'error'.
  • stack
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 17 Jul 2022
    Funny that you say this, because stack used to clone the entire repository for each subdir, causing massive clone times that made it impossible to use for cardano projects: https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/5411

ghcid

Posts with mentions or reviews of ghcid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-24.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing stack and ghcid you can also consider the following projects:

ghcup-hs - THIS REPO IS A MIRROR, BUG REPORTS GO HERE:

Cabal - Official upstream development repository for Cabal and cabal-install

ghcide - A library for building Haskell IDE tooling

castle - A tool to manage shared cabal-install sandboxes.

ghci-ng

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

profiterole - GHC prof manipulation script

hlint - Haskell source code suggestions

implicit-hie - Auto generate a stack or cabal multi component hie.yaml file

bisect-binary - Tool to determine relevant parts of binary data

stack-yaml - parse stack.yaml files

bumper - Haskell tool to automatically bump package versions transitively.