A Weird Imagination

Eliminating Control.Monad.Error

The problem

Compiling the Haskell package language-python (a dependency of xcffib), I got the following warning stating that the typeclass Error is deprecated:

language-python/src/Language/Python/Common/ParseError.hs:25:10: warning: [-Wdeprecations]
    In the use of type constructor or class ‘Error’
    (imported from Control.Monad.Error.Class, but defined in Control.Monad.Trans.Error):
    Deprecated: "Use Control.Monad.Trans.Except instead"
   |                                 
25 | instance Error ParseError where 
   |          ^^^^^                  

I wasn't sure how to "Use Control.Monad.Trans.Except instead", as Except is not a drop-in replacement for Error.

The solution

As this StackOverflow answer recommended,

Short answer is: Replace Error by nothing at all

The code used throwError, which I replaced with

throwError = lift . Left

Other than that, I just removed the imports of Control.Monad.Error and the typeclass instance of Error. The full diff is in this pull request.

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