can you block a thread in GHC by its threadID?

Volker Stolz stolz at
Tue Jun 22 07:23:32 EDT 2004

In local.glasgow-haskell-users, you wrote:
> On 22 June 2004 10:39, Bernard James POPE wrote:
>> Supposing that such a thing is indeed possible is there any chance
>> that it could be folded into GHC? (Then I wouldn't have to ship my
>> own variant of the runtime with buddha.)
> Certainly, I don't see any reason why not.  It looks like a bolt-on
> extension rather than a global change.

A similar feature has been *removed* from Java recently for a good
reason (rule of thumb: "If you used it, you did something wrong").
OTOH I see that it's handy for debuggers.
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