[Haskell-cafe] New Hackage category: Error Handling

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Sat Dec 5 10:52:11 EST 2009

Careful Gregory, you've hit a hot-button issue: you have dared to refer to
exceptions as errors!

For the record, I find this pedanticism misplaced, as the line between the
two is rather blurry. Nonetheless, for control-monad-failure and attempt, we
purposely refer to the whole slew of "things not succeeding" as "failure"s.
Not to be confused with public enemy number 2 of Haskell users: the "fail"



On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Henning Thielemann <
lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:

> Gregory Crosswhite schrieb:
> > When I uploaded my new package, "error-message", I also went ahead and
> created a new category:  "Error Handling".
> "Error handling" is the same as "debugging" for you? I hope it is not
> intended for generating further confusion about "exception handling" and
> "debugging" (= help programmers to analyse errors).
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