On Mon, Sep 12, 2016, at 05:53 AM, Clive Lee wrote:
I am a beginner in a mess over file type
I wrote a little Haskell source code 6 months ago and returning I find the source files have type Haskell Source File”
When I try to store new source code it fails to load either “not found” or “does not contain module or source code” The files all have type Text Document even when I try extension “.hs”
"Text document" has a couple different meanings: (1) a file with a '.txt' extension and (2) a file containing human-readable characters (filed with non-human readable data are called 'binary'). For Haskell source you want the second kind, and not the first.
The “Save as” in Word or NotePad does not give me the option of Haskell Source File.
I’ve even tried to start with my original files (OK load) but they save as Text Documents and then won’t load
By default Windows hides file extensions and programs often add an extension. Your '.hs' file may actually be a '.hs.txt'. A search for "windows show file extensions" should help you out.
Word and NotePad will be fussy about file extensions. You need an editor designed for programming. A good one to start with is NotePad++: https://notepad-plus-plus.org
I’m embarrassed I can’t get over first step – I find the user guide a little complicated for a raw beginner and I must miss something in tutorials.
We were all beginners once, so no need to be embarrassed. I hope this helps.