Editors & Tooling


This place describes all the steps needed to get your code editors and other tooling working with IHP. When your favorite code editor is not described here, feel free to add your setup to this list.

You will also find steps on how to get autocompletion and smart IDE features. This is provided by haskell-language-server. IHP already comes with a bundled haskell-language-server, so you don’t need to install it manually.

Using IHP with Visual Studio Code / VSCode

You need to install the following extensions:

VSCode on Windows with Windows Subsystem for Linux

It is important to not access the files within the WSL from Windows itself (however, the other way around is ok). You can seamlessly (including autosave) work on your projects within WSL from VS Code in Windows by adding the Remote WSL extension from Microsoft.

Using IHP with Sublime Text

Works great already out of the box.

Recommended packages:

Using IHP with Emacs

Install the following packages from Melpa:

and put a .dir-locals.el file in your project root with:

  (dante-repl-command-line . ("ghci"))
  (haskell-process-type . ghci)))

Using IHP with Vim / NeoVim

Using CoC

Provided you already have CoC setup, just run :CocConfig and add the following segment.

  "languageserver": {
    "haskell": {
      "command": "haskell-language-server-wrapper",
      "args": ["--lsp"],
      "rootPatterns": ["*.cabal", "stack.yaml", "cabal.project", "package.yaml", "hie.yaml"],
      "filetypes": ["haskell", "lhaskell"]

Notes on haskell-language-server

IHP currently uses v0.4 of haskell language server.

Because haskell language server is tightly coupled to the GHC version it comes pre-bundled with IHP. In case you also have a local install of haskell language server you need to make sure that the one provided by IHP is used. Ususally this is done automatically when your editor is picking up the .envrc file.

When something goes wrong you can also run haskell-language-server inside the project directory. This might output some helpful error messages.

If you get an error like error: attribute 'haskell-language-server' missing: Make sure your Config/nix/nixpkgs-config.nix is using the latest nixpkgs version used by IHP.

In line 21 and 22 it should be configured like this:

  nixPkgsRev = "07e5844fdf6fe99f41229d7392ce81cfe191bcfc";
  nixPkgsSha256 = "0p2z6jidm4rlp2yjfl553q234swj1vxl8z0z8ra1hm61lfrlcmb9";

In case you have a different nixPkgsRev or nixPkgsSha256 replace it with the above code. After that run make -B .envrc and make hie.yaml.