about the "str" module

crux-00008: $SRC/str/README.str

* "str": dynamically allocated strings

  The "str" functions provide basic resizable string.



* The "str" interface

  The interface is largely self evident.

  A string is properly declared and initialized this way:

      #include "str/str.h"


      struct str a_str = {0};



  int str_length (struct str *);
    Return the length of a string.

  char * str_view (struct str *, int pos, int l);
   Return a character pointer into a string.
   The pointer returned is invalidated by any
   call to a "str_" function that might change the
   size of this string.

  void str_set_length (struct str *, int l);
   Change the size of a string, appending 0s as needed.

  void str_set (struct str *, int l, char * s);
  void str_set0 (struct str *, char * s);
  void str_adjoin (struct str *, char c);
  void str_append (struct str *, int l, char * s);
  void str_append0 (struct str *, char *);
  void str_copy (struct str *, struct str *);
  void str_cat (struct str *, struct str *);
    Ways to build strings.

  void str_trim (struct str *);
    Internally, strings may allocate more memory
    than is needed.  This function trims a string
    to use minimal memory.  (See the function ar_trim
    in utils/README.ar)



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