Ticket #2904 (closed bug: duplicate)
Broken pipe when quitting "ghc --show-iface file.hi | less"
Here is an example of a very minor rough edge in ghc:
% ghc --show-iface Matrix.hi | less ghc: <stdout>: hFlush: resource vanished (Broken pipe)
If one quits less before reading all the output (a likely scenario), one sees this predictable error message.
I'd argue that one should suppress this message, so users learn to pay attention to the messages they do see.
A work-around is
% ghc --show-iface Matrix.hi 2> /dev/null | less
but this suppresses other messages one might want to see. My attempts at a more precise work-around get me into "damned if you do, damned if you don't" territory. For example,
% (ghc --show-iface Matrix.hi 2| grep -v 'Broken') | less