[Haskell-cafe] exitFailure under forkProcess

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Oct 27 06:53:55 EDT 2004

On 26 October 2004 22:29, John Goerzen wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm having a little weird situation here.
> Whenever I call exitFailure under forkProcess, I get:
> (progname): forkProcess: uncaught exception
> Test program:
> import System.Exit
> import System.Posix.Process
> main = forkProcess exitFailure

That's a bug, and I've just fixed it.  The problem was that we weren't
wrapping the child process in the usual default exception handler which
catches ExitException and actually performs the exit.


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