Adding binary to the Haskell Platform

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Fri Aug 7 07:20:53 EDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 8:48 AM, Don Stewart<dons at> wrote:
> johan.tibell:
>> > I'm wary of breaking the 70 packages that use Data.Binary for this,
>> > rather, add this as a list of API changes for the next major release.
>> Would this really break that many libraries? Are there many libraries
>> that catch the exception that can be raised by error?
> Ah! Good question -- maybe we can find out... by building Hackage!

While I agree with the general sentiment I don't think that would work
in this case as the thrown exception isn't part of the type.

-- Johan

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