PROPOSAL: Remove Control.OldException

Don Stewart dons at
Sat Jul 18 12:51:04 EDT 2009

> Hi all,
> Proposal:
>     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'd be very wary of this so early. Try building hackage and tell us what
breaks when there is no OldException.

-- Don

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