FFI::Platypus::Record::StringArray - Array of strings for your FFI record
my $a = FFI::Platypus::Record::StringArray->new(qw( foo bar baz )); my $opaque = $a->opaque;
Experimental interface for an array of C strings, useful for FFI record classes.
The Platypus record class doesn't easily support an array of strings, and trying to use an
opaque type to implement this is possible but more than a little arcane. This class provides an interface for creating a C array of strings which can be used to provide an
opaque pointer than can be used by an FFI::Platypus::Record object.
Care needs to be taken! Because Perl has no way of knowing if/when the opaque pointer is no longer being used by C, you have to make sure that the FFI::Platypus::Record::StringArray instance remains in scope for as long as the
opaque pointer is in use by C.
my $a = FFI::Platypus::Record::StringArray->new(@a);
Creates a new array of C strings.
my $opaque = $a->opaque;
Returns the opaque pointer to the array of C strings.
my $size = $a->size;
Returns the number of elements in the array of C strings.
my $element = $a->element($index);
Returns the string in the array of C strings at the given index.
Graham Ollis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2019 by Graham Ollis.
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