PROPOSAL: Remove Control.OldException

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Sat Jul 18 08:51:13 EDT 2009

Hi all,

    Remove Control.OldException

We included Control.OldException in base to help people trying to remain
compatible with both GHC 6.8 and GHC 6.10. However, my impression is
that most (all?) people who wanted compatibility used the
extensible-exceptions package instead.

I propose that we remove Control.OldException for GHC 6.12.

If anyone does want Control.OldException, then it could be provided by a
separate package.

Deadline: 2nd August (2 weeks).


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