[Haskell-cafe] Re: Cleaning up threads

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Tue Sep 14 14:29:57 EDT 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Edward Z. Yang <ezyang at mit.edu> wrote:

> Pure code can always be safely asynchronously interrupted (even code
> using state like the ST monad), and IO code can be made to interact
> correctly with thread termination simply by using appropriate bracketing
> functions that would handle normal IO exceptions.

Ertugrul's advice is still correct. I'd wager there are very few concurrent
applications that could survive a killThread without disaster. People simply
don't write or test code with that in mind, and even when they do, it's more
likely than not to be wrong.
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