base-4.16.0.0: Basic libraries
Copyright(c) The University of Glasgow 2001
LicenseBSD-style (see the file libraries/base/LICENSE)
Maintainerlibraries@haskell.org
Stabilityprovisional
Portabilityportable
Safe HaskellTrustworthy
LanguageHaskell2010

System.Exit

Description

Exiting the program.

Synopsis

Documentation

data ExitCode Source #

Defines the exit codes that a program can return.

Constructors

ExitSuccess

indicates successful termination;

ExitFailure Int

indicates program failure with an exit code. The exact interpretation of the code is operating-system dependent. In particular, some values may be prohibited (e.g. 0 on a POSIX-compliant system).

Instances

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Eq ExitCode # 
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Defined in GHC.IO.Exception

Ord ExitCode # 
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Defined in GHC.IO.Exception

Read ExitCode # 
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Show ExitCode # 
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Defined in GHC.IO.Exception

Generic ExitCode # 
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Defined in GHC.IO.Exception

Associated Types

type Rep ExitCode :: Type -> Type Source #

Exception ExitCode #

Since: base-4.1.0.0

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Defined in GHC.IO.Exception

type Rep ExitCode # 
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Defined in GHC.IO.Exception

type Rep ExitCode = D1 ('MetaData "ExitCode" "GHC.IO.Exception" "base" 'False) (C1 ('MetaCons "ExitSuccess" 'PrefixI 'False) (U1 :: Type -> Type) :+: C1 ('MetaCons "ExitFailure" 'PrefixI 'False) (S1 ('MetaSel ('Nothing :: Maybe Symbol) 'NoSourceUnpackedness 'NoSourceStrictness 'DecidedLazy) (Rec0 Int)))

exitWith :: ExitCode -> IO a Source #

Computation exitWith code throws ExitCode code. Normally this terminates the program, returning code to the program's caller.

On program termination, the standard Handles stdout and stderr are flushed automatically; any other buffered Handles need to be flushed manually, otherwise the buffered data will be discarded.

A program that fails in any other way is treated as if it had called exitFailure. A program that terminates successfully without calling exitWith explicitly is treated as if it had called exitWith ExitSuccess.

As an ExitCode is not an IOException, exitWith bypasses the error handling in the IO monad and cannot be intercepted by catch from the Prelude. However it is a SomeException, and can be caught using the functions of Control.Exception. This means that cleanup computations added with bracket (from Control.Exception) are also executed properly on exitWith.

Note: in GHC, exitWith should be called from the main program thread in order to exit the process. When called from another thread, exitWith will throw an ExitException as normal, but the exception will not cause the process itself to exit.

exitFailure :: IO a Source #

The computation exitFailure is equivalent to exitWith (ExitFailure exitfail), where exitfail is implementation-dependent.

exitSuccess :: IO a Source #

The computation exitSuccess is equivalent to exitWith ExitSuccess, It terminates the program successfully.

die :: String -> IO a Source #

Write given error message to stderr and terminate with exitFailure.

Since: base-4.8.0.0