Panic support for libcore
The core library cannot define panicking, but it does declare panicking. This means that the functions inside of libcore are allowed to panic, but to be useful an upstream crate must define panicking for libcore 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
The reason for this is that libcore 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!macro when no formatting is used.
str, as a
fmt::Argumentsneeds more space to be passed.