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NAME

       array - The array library interface

SYNTAX

       #include <array.h>

DESCRIPTION

       An allocated array variable keeps track of

       ·      a (nonzero) pointer to a dynamically allocated region of memory;

       ·      the number of bytes allocated (always positive); and

       ·      the number of bytes initialized (between 0 and the number of bytes allocated).

       There  are  two  other  possibilities  for the state of an array variable: unallocated and
       failed.  In both cases, there is no dynamically allocated region of memory.

       A new array variable is normally created as a static variable:

         #include "array.h"

         static array x;

       At this point it is unallocated.   The  array  library  provides  various  allocation  and
       inspection functions.

       A  new  array  variable  can also be created dynamically. It must be initialized to all-0,
       meaning unallocated, before it is given to any of the array functions. It must be returned
       to  the  unallocated  (or  failed)  state,  for  example  with  array_reset,  before it is
       destroyed. These rules prevent all memory leaks.

Expansion and inspection

         array x;

         t* p1 = array_allocate(&x,sizeof(t),pos);

         t* p2 = array_get(&x,sizeof(t),pos);

         t* p3 = array_start(&x);

         int64 len = array_length(&x,sizeof(t));

         int64 bytes = array_bytes(&x);

Truncation and deallocation

         array x;

         array_truncate(&x,sizeof(t),len);

         array_trunc(&x);

         array_reset(&x);

         array_fail(&x);

Comparison

         array x;
         array y;

         if (array_equal(&x,&y))
           /* arrays are equal... */

Concatenation

         array x;
         array y;

         array_cat(&x,&y);

         array_catb(&x,"fnord",5);

         array_cats(&x,"fnord");

         array_cats0(&x,"fnord"); /* also append the \0 */

         array_cat0(&x); /* append \0 */

         array_cate(&x,"fnord",1,4); /* append "nor" */

ORIGINAL API DEFINITION

       http://cr.yp.to/lib/array.html

SEE ALSO

       array_get(3), array_start(3), array_fail(3)

                                                                                         array(3)