PROPOSAL: Remove Control.OldException

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Jul 22 06:43:59 EDT 2009

On 18/07/2009 13:51, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> 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 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).

We're planning to have a base4-compat, right?  So we could put 
Control.OldException in base-4, and leave it out of base-5.


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