The throwable-exceptions package

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throwable-exceptions gives the exception's value constructors

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Dependencies base (>=4.7 && <5), safe-exceptions [details]
License MIT
Copyright aiya000
Author aiya000
Category Exception
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Uploaded Mon Jun 12 05:10:45 UTC 2017 by aiya000
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throwable-exceptions gives the exception's value constructors for your haskell project :dog:

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:muscle: Why we should use this ? :muscle:

The situation that we want to throw the specific exception is happened frequently, but many general exceptions are not given by base.

For example, IOException's value constructor is not given.

import Control.Exception.Safe (MonadThrow, throwM, IOException(..), try, Exception, SomeException)
import Control.Monad.IO.Class (MonadIO, liftIO)
import Control.Monad.Trans.Either (runEitherT)

readFileOrError :: (MonadThrow m, MonadIO m) => FilePath -> m String
readFileOrError path = do
  xOrErr <- liftIO . try $ readFile path
  case xOrErr of
    Left e -> throwM . IOException $ show (e :: SomeException)
    Right a -> return a

main :: IO ()
main = do
  xOrErr <- runEitherT $ readFileOrError "Main.hs"
  case xOrErr of
    Left e -> putStrLn $ "oops: " ++ show (e :: SomeException)
    Right a -> putStrLn a

-- Result output vv
-- Data constructor not in scope: IOException :: [Char] -> e1

But you have not to define a specific exception yourself if you use this :muscle:


PR is welcome !