GHC 7.6.1 / System.IO.Error.try

Oren Ben-Kiki haskell-oren at
Mon Sep 17 20:56:50 CEST 2012

Yes, I tried that, but just adding import Control.Exception (try) didn't
cut it. At any rate, this is a widespread issue - I guess it will take the
next haskell-platform to fix things across hackage - whenever that is...?

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Oren Ben-Kiki <haskell-oren at>wrote:
>> It seems that System.IO.Error no longer exports "try" and that breaks a
>> lot of packages I am using. I am trying to move my code to GHC 7.6.1, and
>> this seems to be a common source of problems (there are other issues,
>> alas...). Is there an ETA to when libraries would be GHC-7.6.1-compatible?
> Most of that stuff should be in Control.Exception, fwiw.
> --
> brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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