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       FFI::Platypus::Type::StringArray - Platypus custom type for arrays of strings


       version 0.83


       In your C code:

        takes_string_array(const char **array)

        takes_fixed_string_array(const char *array[5])

       In your Platypus::FFI code:

        use FFI::Platypus;

        my $ffi = FFI::Platypus->new;
        $ffi->load_custom_type('::StringArray' => 'string_array');
        $ffi->load_custom_type('::StringArray' => 'string_5' => 5);

        $ffi->attach(takes_string_array => ['string_array'] => 'void');
        $ffi->attach(takes_fixed_string_array => ['string_5'] => 'void');

        my @list = qw( foo bar baz );

        takes_fixed_string_array([qw( s1 s2 s3 s4 s5 )]);


       NOTE: The primary motivation for this custom type was originally to fill the void left by
       the fact that FFI::Platypus did not support arrays of strings by itself.  Since 0.62 this
       support has been added, and that is probably what you want to use, but the semantics and
       feature set are slightly different, so there are cases where you might want to use this
       custom type.

       This module provides a FFI::Platypus custom type for arrays of strings. The array is
       always NULL terminated.  Return types are supported!

       This custom type takes two optional arguments.  The first is the size of arrays and the
       second is a default value to fill in any values that aren't provided when the function is
       called.  If not default is provided then "NULL" will be passed in for those values.


       If something does not work the way you think it should, or if you have a feature request,
       please open an issue on this project's GitHub Issue tracker:



       If you have implemented a new feature or fixed a bug then you may make a pull request on
       this project's GitHub repository:


       This project's GitHub issue tracker listed above is not Write-Only.  If you want to
       contribute then feel free to browse through the existing issues and see if there is
       something you feel you might be good at and take a whack at the problem.  I frequently
       open issues myself that I hope will be accomplished by someone in the future but do not
       have time to immediately implement myself.

       Another good area to help out in is documentation.  I try to make sure that there is good
       document coverage, that is there should be documentation describing all the public
       features and warnings about common pitfalls, but an outsider's or alternate view point on
       such things would be welcome; if you see something confusing or lacks sufficient detail I
       encourage documentation only pull requests to improve things.




       Author: Graham Ollis <>


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       This software is copyright (c) 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 by Graham Ollis.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.