base- Core data structures and operations
Copyright(c) The University of Glasgow 2001-2002
Licensesee libraries/base/LICENSE
Portabilitynon-portable (GHC Extensions)
Safe HaskellSafe



Support for catching exceptions raised during top-level computations (e.g. Main.main, forkIO, and foreign exports)

The API of this module is unstable and not meant to be consumed by the general public. If you absolutely must depend on it, make sure to use a tight upper bound, e.g., base < 4.X rather than base < 5, because the interface can change rapidly without much warning.



runMainIO :: IO a -> IO a Source #

runMainIO is wrapped around main (or whatever main is called in the program). It catches otherwise uncaught exceptions, and also flushes stdout/stderr before exiting.

runIO :: IO a -> IO a Source #

runIO is wrapped around every foreign export and foreign import "wrapper" to mop up any uncaught exceptions. Thus, the result of running exitWith in a foreign-exported function is the same as in the main thread: it terminates the program.

runIOFastExit :: IO a -> IO a Source #

Like runIO, but in the event of an exception that causes an exit, we don't shut down the system cleanly, we just exit. This is useful in some cases, because the safe exit version will give other threads a chance to clean up first, which might shut down the system in a different way. For example, try

main = forkIO (runIO (exitWith (ExitFailure 1))) >> threadDelay 10000

This will sometimes exit with "interrupted" and code 0, because the main thread is given a chance to shut down when the child thread calls safeExit. There is a race to shut down between the main and child threads.

runNonIO :: a -> IO a Source #

The same as runIO, but for non-IO computations. Used for wrapping foreign export and foreign import "wrapper" when these are used to export Haskell functions with non-IO types.