Proposal: Extensible exceptions
igloo at earth.li
Sat Jul 19 13:48:42 EDT 2008
On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 01:03:56PM -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> anyway I propose something like
> --> CompileTimeException --mostly pattern-match failure
> --> RunTimeException
I'm a bit confused - what are you proposing we throw if we have a
div-by-zero or unhandled-pattern?
And the name CompileTimeException feels wrong to me.
> Any idea how much of 'base' we'll be
> able to shrink away (or more importantly, whether it's so closely tied
> to the ghc-version that it might not be practical to make upgraded
> versions that work with older ghc?)
It's hard to tell without actually doing some of the work.
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