Module core::panicking

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🔬This is a nightly-only experimental API. (core_panic)
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Panic support for core

The core library cannot define panicking, but it does declare panicking. This means that the functions inside of core are allowed to panic, but to be useful an upstream crate must define panicking for core to use. The current interface for panicking is:

fn panic_impl(pi: &core::panic::PanicInfo<'_>) -> !

This definition allows for panicking with any general message, but it does not allow for failing with a Box<Any> value. (PanicInfo just contains a &(dyn Any + Send), for which we fill in a dummy value in PanicInfo::internal_constructor.) The reason for this is that core is not allowed to allocate.

This module contains a few other panicking functions, but these are just the necessary lang items for the compiler. All panics are funneled through this one function. The actual symbol is declared through the #[panic_handler] attribute.