Proposal: overhaul System.Process

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Tue May 27 08:25:15 EDT 2008


> Neil Mitchell and David Roundy argued against separating stdout and stderr
> for readProcessWithExitCode.  Myself I don't have a strong opinion -
> although I'm somewhat swayed by Brian's points.  It does seem slightly
> cleaner to separate the two in the default API.  Any more opinions?

After reading Brian's arguments, I'm not convinced I was right.

I still think it would be a shame if people just ignored the stderr,
and blindly missed the errors which happened there, but I'm not overly
convinced that interspersing them with stdout makes them any more



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