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Re: cstruct 0.8.0; anything else before 1.0?

This is certainly ready to be a 1.0 release. Thanks so much!


On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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. ÂMost of the other call sites just handle individual packets, so I've got no strong opinion on this. ÂI'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. ÂThat 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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