Proposal: Remove Control.OldException

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Tue Feb 7 13:53:56 CET 2012

On 07/02/2012 12:48, Henning Thielemann wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2012, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> On 03/02/2012 21:00, Henning Thielemann wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Could you clarify what you want to do? System.IO.Error would still be
>> supported, which provides ioError and catch.
> So far I was used to import Control.Exception for bracket and ioError
> and catch. If this continues to work with System.IO.Error, I am happy.

Well, if you are using Control.Exception then you won't be affected - 
the proposal is to remove Control.OldException.


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