Proposal: System.Timeout module for base
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 05:42:40 EST 2007
Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Simon,
> Thursday, February 1, 2007, 12:46:29 PM, you wrote:
>> Any other suggestions?
> may be, we can raise exception in foreign language? at least for
> 'safe' calls. i.e., we establish in RTS signal handler. this handler
> checks whether we are performing safe call and if so - raise
> language-specific exception... hmm, if that's possible
There's no way to raise an exception in C, in general.
> btw, how about using for *Haskell* code *default* signal handler that
> raise Haskell exception? i think that using signal handlers to process
> OS-generated events is just legacy from the C days. i.e. 'main'
> should be called by RTS inside code like this:
> mainThread <- myThreadId
> let onBreak event = do
> throwTo mainThread BreakException
> bracket (installHandler$ Catch onBreak) (installHandler) $ \oldHandler -> do
> (of course, this handles only ^Break and only on Windows)
> among other things, this should make signal handling portable between
Yes, we've discussed this in the past (e.g. there was a thread about this on the
haskell-prime list). I'm definitely in favour of doing something along these lines.
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