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PureScript Mode for Emacs

This is the PureScript mode package for Emacs.

To report problems or suggestions, please open an issue in the issue tracker.

Below is a brief setup guide.

Quick Emacs rundown

When Emacs is started up, it normally loads the Emacs initialization file usually called ~/.emacs, ~/.emacs.el, or ~/.emacs.d/init.el; with ~ standing for for your home directory. This file should contain all of your personal customisations written as a series of Emacs Lisp commands. In the following sections, this file will simply be referred to as the .emacs file.


GNU Emacs version 23 or later is officially supported. It may work with other Emacsen, but we don't have the resources to support other versions.

Installation from Git

  • git clone into a suitable directory, e.g. ~/lib/emacs/purescript-mode/ where ~ stands for your home directory.

  • Assuming you have unpacked the various purescript-mode modules (purescript-mode.el and the rest) in the directory ~/lib/emacs/purescript-mode/, you need generate the autoloads file (purescript-mode-autoloads.el) by either

    • Invoking make purescript-mode-autoloads.el, or make all (use this to perform byte-compilation and Info manual generation)

    • From inside Emacs, M-x update-directory-autoloads and answering the question for the folder with ~/lib/emacs/purescript-mode/ and the question for the output-file with ~/lib/emacs/purescript-mode/purescript-mode-autoloads.el

    and then adding the following command to your .emacs:

    (add-to-list 'load-path "~/lib/emacs/purescript-mode/")
    (require 'purescript-mode-autoloads)
    (add-to-list 'Info-default-directory-list "~/lib/emacs/purescript-mode/")
  • After updating your purescript-mode working directory, you need to re-run make all or M-x update-directory-autoloads.

Basic Configuration

For setup instructions, please consult the new integrated purescript-mode Info manual which can be accessed after installation via M-x info-display-manual [RET] purescript-mode.



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