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commit 4eebc8016f68719e1ccdf460754a97d1f4d6ef05
Author: Ben Gamari <>
Date:   Thu Sep 20 08:27:37 2018 -0400

    users-guide: Fix build with sphinx 1.8
    It seems that both add_object_type and add_directive_to_domain both register a
    directive. Previously sphinx didn't seem to mind this but as of Sphinx 1.8 it
    crashes with an exception.

diff --git a/docs/users_guide/ b/docs/users_guide/
index a70f7fef1e..284b5e06cc 100644
--- a/docs/users_guide/
+++ b/docs/users_guide/
@@ -48,6 +48,8 @@ from docutils import nodes
 from docutils.parsers.rst import Directive, directives
 from sphinx import addnodes
 from import GenericObject
+from import ObjType
+from sphinx.roles import XRefRole
 from sphinx.errors import SphinxError
 from utils import build_table_from_list
@@ -599,14 +601,20 @@ def purge_flags(app, env, docname):
 ### Initialization
 def setup(app):
+    # Yuck: We can't use app.add_object_type since we need to provide the
+    # Directive instance ourselves.
+    std_object_types = app.registry.domain_object_types.setdefault('std', {})
     # Add ghc-flag directive, and override the class with our own
-    app.add_object_type('ghc-flag', 'ghc-flag')
     app.add_directive_to_domain('std', 'ghc-flag', Flag)
+    app.add_role_to_domain('std', 'ghc-flag', XRefRole())
+    std_object_types['ghc-flag'] = ObjType('ghc-flag', 'ghc-flag')
     # Add extension directive, and override the class with our own
-    app.add_object_type('extension', 'extension')
     app.add_directive_to_domain('std', 'extension', LanguageExtension)
+    app.add_role_to_domain('std', 'extension', XRefRole())
+    std_object_types['extension'] = ObjType('ghc-flag', 'ghc-flag')
     # NB: language-extension would be misinterpreted by sphinx, and produce
     # lang="extensions" XML attributes