New asynchronous exception control API (ghc parts)
As discussed on the libraries/haskell-cafe mailing lists http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/libraries/2010-April/013420.html This is a replacement for block/unblock in the asychronous exceptions API to fix a problem whereby a function could unblock asynchronous exceptions even if called within a blocked context. The new terminology is "mask" rather than "block" (to avoid confusion due to overloaded meanings of the latter). In GHC, we changed the names of some primops: blockAsyncExceptions# -> maskAsyncExceptions# unblockAsyncExceptions# -> unmaskAsyncExceptions# asyncExceptionsBlocked# -> getMaskingState# and added one new primop: maskUninterruptible# See the accompanying patch to libraries/base for the API changes.
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