No more ExitException? <- documentation bug

Volker Wysk vw at
Wed Jan 27 00:19:44 EST 2010

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 03:48:47 +0100
Volker Wysk <vw at> wrote:

> I'm porting my HsShellScript library from GHC-6.8 to GHC-6.10. I'm catching an ExitException in the old version.
> The only occurence of ExitException in the GHC 6.10 libraries is in Control.OldException. So how is this done in GHC 6.10+ ? What replaces the old ExitException?

I'm answering my own question: 

exitWith throws the ExitCode when it is called. This leads to the shutdown of the program, if it isn't caught. Just like ExitException. 

This isn't documented.


Volker Wysk <pf3 at>

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