There are a number of unsafe functions in the libraries.
unsafePerformIO :: IO a -> a
unsafeInterleaveIO :: IO a -> IO a
unsafeInterleaveST :: ST s a -> ST s a
unsafeIOToST :: IO a -> ST s a
unsafeIOToSTM :: IO a -> STM a
unsafeCoerce# :: a -> b
seq :: a -> b -> b
Unsafe functions can break type safety (unsafeCoerce#, unsafePerformIO),
interfere with lazy IO (unsafeInterleaveIO), or break parametricity (
Their use (except in the case of
seq) would require some
kind of assurance on the part of the programmer that what they're doing
unsafe is also a keyword which can be used in a foreign import declaration.
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