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SSBUF(3C++)							   SSBUF(3C++)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     strstreambuf - streambuf specialized to arrays

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <iostream.h>
     #include <strstream.h>

     class strstreambuf	: public streambuf {
			 strstreambuf()	;
			 strstreambuf(char*, int, char*);
			 strstreambuf(unsigned char*, int, unsigned char*);
			 strstreambuf(void* (*a)(long),	void(*f)(void*));

	       void	 freeze(int n=1) ;
	       char*	 str();
	       virtual streambuf*	     setbuf(char*, int)

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     A strstreambuf is a streambuf that	uses an	array of bytes (a string) to
     hold the sequence of characters.  Given the convention that a char*
     should be interpreted as pointing just before the char it really points
     at, the mapping between the abstract get/put pointers (see
     sbuf.pub(3C++)) and char* pointers	is direct.  Moving the pointers
     corresponds exactly to incrementing and decrementing the char* values.

     To	accommodate the	need for arbitrary length strings strstreambuf
     supports a	dynamic	mode.  When a strstreambuf is in dynamic mode, space
     for the character sequence	is allocated as	needed.	 When the sequence is
     extended too far, it will be copied to a new array.

     In	the following descriptions assume:
     - ssb is a	strstreambuf*.
     - n is an int.
     - ptr and pstart are char*s or unsigned char*s.
     - a is a void* (*)(long).
     - f is a void* (*)(void*).

	       Constructs an empty strstreambuf	in dynamic mode.  This means
	       that space will be automatically	allocated to accommodate the
	       characters that are put into the	strstreambuf (using operators
	       new and delete).	 Because this may require copying the original
	       characters, it is recommended that when many characters will be
	       inserted, the program should use	setbuf() (described below) to
	       inform the strstreambuf.

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SSBUF(3C++)							   SSBUF(3C++)

	  strstreambuf(a<b>, f<b>)
	       Constructs an empty strstreambuf	in dynamic mode.  a is used as
	       the allocator function in dynamic mode.	The argument passed to
	       a will be a long	denoting the number of bytes to	be allocated.
	       If a is null, operator new will be used.	 f is used to free (or
	       delete) areas returned by a.  The argument to f will be a
	       pointer to the array allocated by a.  If	f is null, operator
	       delete is used.

	       Constructs an empty strstreambuf	in dynamic mode.  The initial
	       allocation of space will	be at least n bytes.

	  strstreambuf(ptr<b>, n<b>, pstart<b>)
	       Constructs a strstreambuf to use	the bytes starting at ptr.
	       The strstreambuf	will be	in static mode;	it will	not grow
	       dynamically.  If	n is positive, then the	n bytes	starting at
	       ptr are used as the strstreambuf.  If n is zero,	ptr is assumed
	       to point	to the beginning of a null terminated string and the
	       bytes of	that string (not including the terminating null
	       character) will constitute the strstreambuf.  If	n is negative,
	       the strstreambuf	is assumed to continue indefinitely.  The get
	       pointer is initialized to ptr.  The put pointer is initialized
	       to pstart.  If pstart is	null, then stores will be treated as
	       errors.	If pstart is non-null, then the	initial	sequence for
	       fetching	(the get area) consists	of the bytes between ptr and
	       pstart.	If pstart is null, then	the initial get	area consists
	       of the entire array.

   Member functions:
	       Inhibits	(when n	is nonzero) or permits (when n is zero)
	       automatic deletion of the current array.	 Deletion normally
	       occurs when more	space is needed	or when	ssb is being
	       destroyed.  Only	space obtained via dynamic allocation is ever
	       freed.  It is an	error (and the effect is undefined) to store
	       characters into a strstreambuf that was in dynamic allocation
	       mode and	is now frozen.	It is possible,	however, to thaw
	       (unfreeze) such a strstreambuf and resume storing characters.

	       Returns a pointer to the	first char of the current array	and
	       freezes ssb.  If	ssb was	constructed with an explicit array,
	       ptr will	point to that array.  If ssb is	in dynamic allocation
	       mode, but nothing has yet been stored, ptr may be null.

	       ssb remembers n and the next time it does a dynamic mode
	       allocation, it makes sure that at least n bytes are allocated.

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SSBUF(3C++)							   SSBUF(3C++)

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     sbuf.pub(3C++), strstream(3C++)

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