Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#6162 closed feature request (wontfix)

defer-type-errors + unsafeCoerce

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Component: Compiler Version: 7.5
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When evidence of a ~ b is missing, -fdefer-type-errors uses error to coerce a to b. It would nice to allow to use unsafeCoerce instead; for example ' ' :: Int would give under favourable conditions 32.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by simonpj

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But under unfavourable conditions you get a segmentation fault! The whole point of -fdefer-type-errors is that you get the same guarantees about lack of seg-faults and memory safety for type in-correct programs that you get for type-correct cones. As the paper discusses. So I don't propose to change this.


comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by simonpj

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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