Broken beyond repair: Control.Concurrent.SampleVar

Isaac Dupree ml at
Sun Apr 12 10:08:24 EDT 2009

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello ChrisK,
> Sunday, April 12, 2009, 4:18:44 PM, you wrote:
> >   The problem with the current behavior is that the writeSampleVar
> > pretends to know how many blocked reader threads are waiting on a value. 
> > In reality these blocked threads may have been killed.
> may be it's possible to add exception handling to the write operation?

more obviously importantly (I think, from that description,) is exception 
handling around the blocking read operation -- after all, even thread-killing 
involves an exception.

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