On the verge of giving up learning Haskell because of the terrible tooling.

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  • simple-haskell-project

    A convenient script that generates a fully decked haskell project in a matter of seconds!

  • haskell-template

    Haskell project template using Nix + Flakes + VSCode (HLS)

    I am a Haskell newbie myself. Found nix flakes and https://github.com/srid/haskell-template really nice to start with (of course some learning curve is unavoidable).

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  • sccache

    sccache is ccache with cloud storage

    That's definitely not my experience. Never had any issue running Rust on Windows. You just download and run rustup-init.exe, then updating is simply a matter of rustup update. Documentation generation is built in (cargo doc) and just a case of annotating code with triple-/ markdown comments and then running that command. sccache works fine for me (just need to set RUSTC_WRAPPER=/path/to/sccache). And the error messages from rustc are by far the best of any compiler I've used. Not sure how they're unhelpful, they tend to explain step-by-step what the problem is and how to fix it.

  • template-haskell

    The Haskell template, configured for Gitpod (www.gitpod.io) to give you pre-built, ephemeral development environments in the cloud.

    The best experience I've had so far is just to click on the "Open in Gitpod" link here: https://github.com/gitpod-samples/template-haskell. You get VS Code in your browser with a working Haskell environment and proper linux shell. You need a github/gitlab account and a stable internet connection.

  • Cabal

    Official upstream development repository for Cabal and cabal-install

    Cabal has a lot of dark corners once you stray from the happy path. Just checked and I'm currently subscribed to 37 threads on the issue tracker, and I'm not a maintainer. A lot of these are related to lesser-used features like cabal scripts, environment files and doctests (though I think all of these things would used more if they were more reliable), but there's also plenty of stupid stuff like: - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/3313 - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/8527 - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/8391 - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/7789 - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/6888 - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/6999 - https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/5271

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