Proposal: Remove Control.OldException

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Fri Feb 3 22:00:53 CET 2012

On Fri, 3 Feb 2012, Ian Lynagh wrote:

> We've had Control.OldException, and the new Control.Exception, since GHC
> 6.10.1, and since 6.12.1 using Control.OldException has given the
> deprecation message
>    Future versions of base will not support the old exceptions style.
>    Please switch to extensible exceptions.
> I propose that we now remove it from base.
> If some people still cannot use the new Control.Exception for some
> reason, then it could be maintained in an old-exception package.

I prefer to have an old-exception package. I guess it is the only way to 
cope with IO exceptions in a Haskell 98 way.

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