[Haskell-cafe] ANN: asynchronous-exceptions
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Wed Feb 5 13:47:30 UTC 2014
I’m playing the “do we really need more packages with <10 symbols” card
Am Mittwoch, den 05.02.2014, 13:23 +0200 schrieb Roman Cheplyaka:
> base 4.7 (shipped with GHC 7.8) will have SomeAsyncException type that
> solves this problem.
> asynchronous-exceptions is a new package that serves two purposes:
> * provide compatibility with older `base` versions that lack the
> `SomeAsyncException` type
isn’t that better done in base-compat, which provides exactly that:
The scope of base-compat is to provides the same functionality
as the latest version of base for a wider range of compilers.
> * define convenient functions for catching only synchronous exceptions
If they are convenient, maybe they should go into base?
(I don’t mind such micro-packages if they are a vehicle for design space
exploration and experiments, but I do think we should avoid too many
packages aimed for general, stable, real-world-use if we can help it.)
Joachim “nomeata” Breitner
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