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This extensions allows creating input- and output ports over arbitrary memory buffers like strings, blobs and SRFI-4 number vectors, both in normal garbage collected and memory and in the permanent (static) heap. Ports can also be created on foreign pointer objects, locatives and memory mapped files.
open-input-buffer[procedure] (open-input-buffer THING [LENGTH [START]])
Creates and returns an input port. THING may be a string, blob, SRFI-4 number vector, foreign pointer, memory mapped file or locative. Reading from the port will read the contents of the data area designated by THING. The option LENGTH and START arguments can be used to limit the length of the data and the starting position.
If THING is a pointer, locative or memory mapped file, then LENGTH must be specified and will not be checked for being valid.
open-output-buffer[procedure] (open-output-buffer THING [LENGTH [START]])
Returns an output-port over the object THING. Otherwise similar to open-input-buffer.
open-memory-mapped-input-file[procedure] (open-memory-mapped-input-file FILENAME)
A convenience function for opening a file in a memory-mapped buffer. On Windows, this procedure is equivalent to open-input-file.
- removed optional args from open-memory-mapped-input-file
- initial release
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