% Intrinsics

Note: intrinsics will forever have an unstable interface, it is recommended to use the stable interfaces of libcore rather than intrinsics directly.

These are imported as if they were FFI functions, with the special rust-intrinsic ABI. For example, if one was in a freestanding context, but wished to be able to transmute between types, and perform efficient pointer arithmetic, one would import those functions via a declaration like

# fn main() {}

extern "rust-intrinsic" {
    fn transmute<T, U>(x: T) -> U;

    fn offset<T>(dst: *const T, offset: isize) -> *const T;

As with any other FFI functions, these are always unsafe to call.

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