PROPOSAL: add tryFdSeek to unix

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at
Wed Jun 29 07:44:55 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM, wren ng thornton <wren at> wrote:

> I'd like to propose adding a variant of fdSeek which returns errors
> directly instead of throwing an exception.

Why wouldn't you just wrap it in Control.Exception.try instead? And what's
so special about seeking that suggests that it needs an alternate entry

(In other words, I'm opposed to this proposal.)
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