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About this library
This library intends to provide streams that are similar to the streams you find in .Net, simply because I miss them when coding in D.
I'd like to note that this library makes use of exceptions for most of it's error handling.
The memory stream, as the name implies, is a stream that writes directly into memory (as opposed to a file or socket).
This stream has support for
std.experimental.allocator, so the programmer can decide how it allocates memory.
This stream doesn't use the GC except for exceptions, or if the given allocator uses it.
The file stream is self explanitory.
This stream doesn't use the GC except for exceptions, or if
std.stdio.File uses it.
This is a helper class that can wrap around any
Stream object to provide an easy way to turn primitive types and arrays of primitive types
The endianess of numbers is customisable.
This also means that this stream makes liberal use of the GC.
This module provides functions to make streams work as ranges, as well as specific range functions useful for streams.
This function will use a given
std.experimental.allocator Allocator to allocate a buffer of a specified size.
The returned range uses a
RefCounted internally for it's buffer, the type used with
RefCounted will call the
function on the buffer using the given allocator once it's ref-count reaches 0.
An input range is then returned which can use this buffer to provide chunks of a
Stream's data at a time.
If the buffer is larger than the amount of data read from the stream, then only the portion of the buffer that was filled with data is returned by the
This function functions the same as
byChunkAlloc, except that it uses a GC allocated array as the buffer, and does not rely on
I intend to implement the following streams:
NetworkStream (might call it SocketStream)
At some point I will probably also write a helper class akin to BinaryIO, to work with the various strings D has for when writing text data.
I'm considering marking all of
Stream's functions as
@safe, forcing implementors to make sure their code is also
This has it's own set of issues though, so it'll require some thought before I come to a decision.
There's no real examples at the moment, but both the MemoryStream and BinaryIO classes have a unittest going over most of it's functionality. Though, these are more for testing rather than a documented example of how to use the classes.
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