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Haskell library for the Microsoft Language Server Protocol. It currently implements all of the 3.15 specification.

It is split into two separate packages, lsp and lsp-types

  • lsp-types provides type-safe definitions that match up with the typescript definitions laid out in the specification
  • lsp is a library for building language servers, handling:
    • JSON-RPC transport
    • Keeping track of the document state in memory with the Virtual File System (VFS)
    • Responding to notifications and requests via handlers
    • Setting the server capabilities in the initialize request based on registered handlers
    • Dynamic registration of capabilities
    • Cancellable requests and progress notifications
    • Publishing and flushing of diagnostics

Language servers built on lsp

Example language servers

There are two example language servers in the example/ folder. Simple.hs provides a minimal example:

{-# LANGUAGE OverloadedStrings #-}

import Language.LSP.Server
import Language.LSP.Types
import Control.Monad.IO.Class
import qualified Data.Text as T

handlers :: Handlers (LspM ())
handlers = mconcat
  [ notificationHandler SInitialized $ \_not -> do
      let params = ShowMessageRequestParams MtInfo "Turn on code lenses?"
            (Just [MessageActionItem "Turn on", MessageActionItem "Don't"])
      _ <- sendRequest SWindowShowMessageRequest params $ \res ->
        case res of
          Right (Just (MessageActionItem "Turn on")) -> do
            let regOpts = CodeLensRegistrationOptions Nothing Nothing (Just False)

            _ <- registerCapability STextDocumentCodeLens regOpts $ \_req responder -> do
              let cmd = Command "Say hello" "lsp-hello-command" Nothing
                  rsp = List [CodeLens (mkRange 0 0 0 100) (Just cmd) Nothing]
              responder (Right rsp)
            pure ()
          Right _ ->
            sendNotification SWindowShowMessage (ShowMessageParams MtInfo "Not turning on code lenses")
          Left err ->
            sendNotification SWindowShowMessage (ShowMessageParams MtError $ "Something went wrong!\n" <> T.pack (show err))
      pure ()
  , requestHandler STextDocumentHover $ \req responder -> do
      let RequestMessage _ _ _ (HoverParams _doc pos _workDone) = req
          Position _l _c' = pos
          rsp = Hover ms (Just range)
          ms = HoverContents $ markedUpContent "lsp-demo-simple-server" "Hello world"
          range = Range pos pos
      responder (Right $ Just rsp)

main :: IO Int
main = runServer $ ServerDefinition
  { onConfigurationChange = const $ pure $ Right ()
  , doInitialize = \env _req -> pure $ Right env
  , staticHandlers = handlers
  , interpretHandler = \env -> Iso (runLspT env) liftIO
  , options = defaultOptions

Whilst Reactor.hs shows how a reactor design can be used to handle all requests on a separate thread, such in a way that we could then execute them on multiple threads without blocking server communication. They can be installed from source with

cabal install lsp-demo-simple-server lsp-demo-reactor-server
stack install :lsp-demo-simple-server :lsp-demo-reactor-server --flag haskell-lsp:demo

Other resources

See #haskell-ide-engine on IRC freenode