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Uploaded on Jun 21, 2009
The Haskell Refactorer HaRe was developed in our EPSRC project "Refactoring Functional Programs" http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/projects/ref.... Building on Programatica's Haskell-in-Haskell frontend and Strafunski's generic programming library, it supported module-aware refactorings over the full Haskell'98 language standard. Interfaces to the refactoring engine were provided for both Vim and Emacs (this demo uses HaRe via GVim on Windows).
While HaRe has continued to see occasional contributions by students and researchers, who use its Haskell program transformation API as a platform for their own work, it is not currently maintained. As the Haskell environment marches on, this demo is meant to record a snapshot of what working with HaRe could be like when it still built (here with GHC 6.8.3).
The lessons learnt (note, eg, the preservation of comments, and the limited use of pretty-printing, to minimize layout changes) are well documented at the project site, and should be taken into account when porting the ideas to the GHC Api, or other Haskell frontends.