Asynchronous exception wormholes kill modularity

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Fri Mar 26 00:07:12 EDT 2010

On Mar 25, 2010, at 19:16 , Bas van Dijk wrote:
> But with regard to naming, I think the name 'unmask' is a bit
> misleading because it doesn't unmask asynchronous exceptions. What it
> does is remove a layer of masking so to speak. I think the names of
> the functions should reflect the nesting or stacking behavior. Maybe
> something like:
> addMaskingLayer :: IO a -> IO a
> removeMaskingLayer :: IO a -> IO a
> nrOfMaskingLayers :: IO Int
> However I do find those a bit long and ugly...

maskP, maskV, masking.  :)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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