stack VS implicit-hie

Compare stack vs implicit-hie and see what are their differences.


The Haskell Tool Stack (by commercialhaskell)


Auto generate a stack or cabal multi component hie.yaml file (by Avi-D-coder)
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stack implicit-hie
36 3
3,798 177
0.7% -
7.2 4.1
7 days ago 8 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 stack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-22.
  • [ANN] First release candidate for stack-2.9.3
    5 projects | | 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 | | 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 | | 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` but I don't really use it anyway.
  • ANN: stack-2.9.1
    2 projects | | 19 Sep 2022
    See for installation and upgrade instructions.
    2 projects | | 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 | | 5 Sep 2022
    You can download binaries for this pre-release from:
  • Help: `stack <script-file>` hangs
    2 projects | | 28 Aug 2022
    The background to the reason why the default log level for Stack's script interpreter is 'error' can be found here: Originally it was 'silent', but it was later increased to 'error'.
  • stack
    7 projects | | 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:
  • Best practices for setting up CI tests for a Stack project?
    4 projects | | 26 Apr 2022
    stack test tries to rebuild the whole project after I run stack build, eating into local development speed. This is an open issue. The suggested workaround of building with --test --no-run-tests still incurs noticeable build time overhead because it also rebuilds all the test suites.
  • What are things that the Haskell scene lacks the most?
    4 projects | | 21 Apr 2022
    Yes, I opened a pretty simple PR that would allow to use ghcup with stack (via hooks) or any other custom install method, but this PR was ignored:


Posts with mentions or reviews of implicit-hie. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-24.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing stack and implicit-hie you can also consider the following projects:


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

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

ghcid - Very low feature GHCi based IDE

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

profiterole - GHC prof manipulation script

stack-yaml - parse stack.yaml files

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

bumper - Haskell tool to automatically bump package versions transitively.

hdocs - Haskell docs tool


fast-tags - Incremental vi and emacs tags for haskell.