Detaching free function from String in C API

Hi

In a C extension, you can unset the ‘free’ function that will be called
when an object is garbage collected with something like:

RDATA(obj)->dfree = 0;

This is useful if you know that whatever C library you’re interfacing to
will take care of free-ing the C structure.

Is the same thing is possible with an in-built ruby String object, to
set it so that the underlying char* contents will not be freed when the
String is GC’d?

thanks
alex

Alex F. wrote:

Is the same thing is possible with an in-built ruby String object, to
set it so that the underlying char* contents will not be freed when the
String is GC’d?

Look at mmap (in RAA), when you write

m = Mmap.new(“aa”)

the object in `m’ is in reality a String object and mmap make in
sort that ruby will never free the char * content, otherwise it
will crash.

Guy Decoux

ts wrote:

sort that ruby will never free the char * content, otherwise it
will crash.

Perfect, thanks. I will read the source and ponder

alex

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs