Proposal: add Control.Exception.SomeAsyncException

John Lato jwlato at
Wed Feb 5 18:51:46 UTC 2014

On Feb 5, 2014 10:42 AM, "Evan Laforge" <qdunkan at> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 2:08 AM, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at> wrote:
> > I just discovered that SomeAsyncException under the exact same name and
> > with the same intention has been added to base-4.7 (GHC 7.8). How cool
> > is that?

I think this is a good enhancement, however I'm of the opinion that
"catching all exceptions except async" is an anti-pattern that should
usually be avoided. There was a discussion about this on -cafe several
months back that I think covers it pretty well.

John L.
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