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Dynamic buffer requirements (version 1)

A dynamic buffer encapsulates memory storage that may be automatically resized as required, where the memory is divided into an input sequence followed by an output sequence. These memory regions are internal to the dynamic buffer sequence, but direct access to the elements is provided to permit them to be efficiently used with I/O operations, such as the send or receive operations of a socket. Data written to the output sequence of a dynamic buffer sequence object is appended to the input sequence of the same object.

A dynamic buffer type X shall satisfy the requirements of MoveConstructible (C++ Std, [moveconstructible]) types in addition to those listed below.

In the table below, X denotes a dynamic buffer class, x denotes a value of type X&, x1 denotes values of type const X&, and n denotes a value of type size_t, and u denotes an identifier.

Table 11. DynamicBuffer_v1 requirements

expression

type

assertion/note
pre/post-conditions

X::const_buffers_type

type meeting ConstBufferSequence requirements.

This type represents the memory associated with the input sequence.

X::mutable_buffers_type

type meeting MutableBufferSequence requirements.

This type represents the memory associated with the output sequence.

x1.size()

size_t

Returns the size, in bytes, of the input sequence.

x1.max_size()

size_t

Returns the permitted maximum of the sum of the sizes of the input sequence and output sequence.

x1.capacity()

size_t

Returns the maximum sum of the sizes of the input sequence and output sequence that the dynamic buffer can hold without requiring reallocation.

x1.data()

X::const_buffers_type

Returns a constant buffer sequence u that represents the memory associated with the input sequence, and where buffer_size(u) == size().

x.prepare(n)

X::mutable_buffers_type

Requires: size() + n <= max_size().

Returns a mutable buffer sequence u representing the output sequence, and where buffer_size(u) == n. The dynamic buffer reallocates memory as required. All constant or mutable buffer sequences previously obtained using data() or prepare() are invalidated.

Throws: length_error if size() + n > max_size().

x.commit(n)

Appends n bytes from the start of the output sequence to the end of the input sequence. The remainder of the output sequence is discarded. If n is greater than the size of the output sequence, the entire output sequence is appended to the input sequence. All constant or mutable buffer sequences previously obtained using data() or prepare() are invalidated.

x.consume(n)

Removes n bytes from beginning of the input sequence. If n is greater than the size of the input sequence, the entire input sequence is removed. All constant or mutable buffer sequences previously obtained using data() or prepare() are invalidated.



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