Some key features:
Within the root directory is a test directory. I recommend that you get the test programs to build and execute in order to verify proper functionality on your platform.
In a perfect world, you would unpack the tar-ball, and do:
make make test > test.out diff -c ./test.out ./test.out.golden
If there are minimal differences (addresses are bound to be different) then the library is probably good to go. Simply copy the library and view.h to a convenient location and start using them.
Example: Given the following set of string segments:
seg-a: fu seg-b: bar seg-c: snatch
A view might look like:
s n a f u b a r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ c c c a a b b b segment-id 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 segment-index
Which is achieved with a set of 3-tuples that look like:
[ addr-seg-c, 0, 1 ] [ addr-seg-a, 0, 1 ] [ addr-seg-b, 0, 2 ]
The important distinction is that a view that owns its data can be used irrespective of the program scope, or the life-cycle of the data that was used to create it. However, a view that borrows its data must be carefully used. If the data it points to is destroyed before the view is destroyed, behavior is undefined (most likely very bad).
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