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Re: cstruct 0.8.0; anything else before 1.0?

Would be nice to have a mutable interface at one point (I've started different 
design in Cagit[1] and Irminsule[2] already, not totally sure yet what's the 
best interface). I tend to prefer [2] where the mutable buffer type is defined 
as 'type t = { mutable buffer: Cstruct.t }'

[1] https://github.com/samoht/cagit/blob/master/src/lib/IO.ml
[2] https://github.com/samoht/irminsule/blob/master/src/irminIO.ml

On Oct 13, 2013, at 12:10 PM, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've gone through the outstanding cstruct issues and fixed most of them:
> 0.8.0rc1 (13-Oct-2013):
> * Improved ocamldoc for BE/LE modules.
> * Add Travis-CI test scripts and fix `test.sh` script compilation.
> * Support int32/int64 constant values in cenum like `VAL = 0xffffffffl`, 
> useful for 32-bit hosts.
> * Check and raise error in case of negative offsets for blits (#4).
> * Correctly preserve the sequence after a constant constructor is set during 
> a `cenum` definition.
> * Do not repeat the `sizeof_<field>` binding for every get/set field (should 
> be no externally observable change).
> * Add `Cstruct.hexdump_to_buffer` to make spooling hexdump output easier.
> * Generate `hexdump_foo` and `hexdump_foo_to_buffer` prettyprinting functions 
> for a `cstruct foo`.
> Arjun, this should fix your 32-bit host problem, but you need to ensure that 
> you use the correct literals so that the OCaml lexer doesn't complain (i.e. 
> 0xffffffffl instead of 0xffffffff).
> I've also added a handy set of hexdump functions to prettyprint cstructs, and 
> improved the README to describe the functions involved.
> Mort, I've been through your issues about the iter/fold, but the only real 
> use-case right now is the pcap parser.  Most of the other call sites just 
> handle individual packets, so I've got no strong opinion on this.  I'll leave 
> those for you to drive with examples uses...
> Other than that, I'd like to have the extension also emit ctypes values, so 
> that it can be used in stub-generation and other interactions with C 
> libraries.  That will be post 1.0 though, so I'll tag this current featureset 
> as 1.0 if noone's got any showstoppers.
> -anil



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