darcs patch: FIX #1378 Add option for a shorter banner on GHCi
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 03:54:15 EDT 2007
Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 07:47:37AM -0600, cdsmith at twu.net wrote:
>> Thu May 31 23:36:44 MDT 2007 cdsmith at twu.net
>> * FIX #1378 Add option for a shorter banner on GHCi startup
>> Add -short-ghci-banner and -long-ghci-banner. The default is long, which is
>> the current behavior. The short banner prints a one-line introduction with
>> only the version, web site, and ":? for help" message.
> Thanks for the patch; I've applied it, but also changed it into a
> dynamic flag (and moved some other code around a bit) so that we can
> put ":set -short-ghci-banner" in .ghci.
> Hopefully this is a good balance between people who like the warmth of
> the banner and people who don't want the loss of screen space.
Sorry to continue this discussion, but I don't think this is a real improvement
- we've added two more flags that most people won't find. IIRC, only one person
mentioned actually liking the current banner. I suggest that people who want a
gigantic banner can add it to their .ghci:
putStr " ___ ___ _\n / _ \\ /\\ /\\/ __(_)\n / /_\\// /_/ / / | |
GHC Interactive, for Haskell 98.\n/ /_\\\\/ __ / /___| |
http://www.haskell.org/ghc/\n\\____/\\/ /_/\\____/|_| Type :? for help.\n"
and the rest of us can get the nice short banner. :-)
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