throwTo & block statements considered harmful

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Fri Dec 8 09:10:35 EST 2006

Hello Cat,

Friday, December 8, 2006, 5:00:46 PM, you wrote:

>> The implementation of asynchronous signals, as described by the paper
>> "Asynchronous exceptions in Haskell
>>     Simon Marlow, Simon Peyton Jones, Andy Moran and John Reppy, PLDI'01."
>> is fatally inconsistent with the implementation in GHC 6.4 and GHC 6.6 today.

> Is it a goal of the GHC developers to offer an implementation of
> asynchronous signals which has the features and benefits described in
> the original paper?

this paper is widely used to learn this GHC corner. so if it don't
corresponds to reality, it will be great to update paper at least :)

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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