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Purescript layer

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1 Description

This layer provides basic Purescript editing support for spacemacs.

1.1 Features:

  • Syntax highlighting through purescript-mode
  • Automatic insert of imports through psc-ide-emacs
  • REPL through psci
  • Syntax checking through flycheck
  • Autocompletion through company

2 Install

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add purescript to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

You'll also need to make sure the PureScript compiler and its associated binaries (psc-ide-server, psci,…) are on your path. Installation instructions can be found here.

3 Configuration

3.1 Add import on completion

Set purescript-add-import-on-completion to nil to make psc-ide stop adding imports on completion. Default value is t.

3.2 Node Modules

If you would like node_modules/.bin to be automatically added to the buffer local exec_path, e.g. to support project local purs/pulp installations, set the node-add-modules-path variable in the purescript config section. Note that doing this introduces a security risk:

(setq-default dotspacemacs-configuration-layers
  '((purescript :variables node-add-modules-path t)))

3.3 Error popup

If you set purescript-enable-rebuild-on-save to non-nil, you will get a popup buffer showing you your current warnings/errors one at a time. This is primarily meant as an alternative to using flycheck. Default value is nil.

4 Key bindings

4.1 Purescript

4.1.1 Imports

Key binding Description
SPC m i = Format imports
SPC m i \ Return to where you were editing before navigating to imports
SPC m i a Align imports
SPC m i n Navigate to the imports

4.1.2 psc-ide

Key binding Description
SPC m m s Start psc-ide-server
SPC m m q Quit the current psc-ide-server
SPC m m l Load definitions for the modules inside your project
SPC m m b Rebuilds the current file and displays any warnings or errors
SPC m m t Add a new clause for the function signature at point
SPC m m c Casesplits on the identifier at the current cursor position
SPC m m L Load a specific module (This is mostly used for troubleshooting)
SPC m m i a Add an import for the identifier at the current cursor position
SPC m m i s Inserts a suggestion for the warning/error at the current cursor position
SPC m h t Show type at point
SPC m g g Goto definition for identifier at point

4.2 REPL

psci provides a very basic REPL for purescript. The following key bindings are available:

Key binding Description
SPC m s b Equivalent of :m /path/to/current/module/file.purs - Load <file> for importing
SPC m s i Launch a psci console buffer
SPC m s m Equivalent of :i your.current.module.name - Import <module> for use in PSCI
SPC m s p Load or reload files defined in the project file .psci

Author: root

Created: 2019-11-10 Sun 14:17

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