opensips-clone / str.h

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#ifndef str_h
#define str_h

 * \file
 * \brief Common data type for text variables.
 * - \ref DataTypeText

  * \page DataTypeText Common data type for text variables.
  * This data type encapsulate a standard C char array. Its recommended to use
  * this type if you need variables holding text. Its caches the length of the
  * C string to avoid repetive calls to strlen, thus improving performance.
  * Its also safer to explicitly give the length to string operations of the core
  * or C libraries to prevent problems because of buffer overflows and missing
  * null-termination.
  * Important: The char array inside this type is not null-terminated. So if you
  * need to work with external functions that rely on this termination you must
  * add a zero at the end by yourself. Keep in mind that the length of the char
  * array is normally not large enough to store this additional null-termination.
  * So you must copy the char array to a new buffer that is (len + 1) big,
  * otherwise memory corruption and undefinied behavour will occur.
  * Most libraries provides also functions that can work with an explicit given
  * length, thus avoiding the need for this copy operation.
struct _str{
	char* s; /**< string as char array */
	int len; /**< string length, not including null-termination */

typedef struct _str str;