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__gnu_cxx::__rc_string_base< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc > Class Template Reference

Inherits __gnu_cxx::__vstring_utility< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc >.

List of all members.

Public Types

typedef
_Util_Base::_CharT_alloc_type 
_CharT_alloc_type
typedef __vstring_utility
< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc > 
_Util_Base
typedef _Alloc allocator_type
typedef
_CharT_alloc_type::size_type 
size_type
typedef _Traits traits_type
typedef _Traits::char_type value_type

Public Member Functions

 __rc_string_base (const _Alloc &__a)
 __rc_string_base (const __rc_string_base &__rcs)
 __rc_string_base (__rc_string_base &&__rcs)
 __rc_string_base (size_type __n, _CharT __c, const _Alloc &__a)
template<typename _InputIterator >
 __rc_string_base (_InputIterator __beg, _InputIterator __end, const _Alloc &__a)
void _M_assign (const __rc_string_base &__rcs)
size_type _M_capacity () const
void _M_clear ()
bool _M_compare (const __rc_string_base &) const
template<>
bool _M_compare (const __rc_string_base &__rcs) const
template<>
bool _M_compare (const __rc_string_base &__rcs) const
_CharT * _M_data () const
void _M_erase (size_type __pos, size_type __n)
allocator_type & _M_get_allocator ()
const allocator_type & _M_get_allocator () const
bool _M_is_shared () const
void _M_leak ()
size_type _M_length () const
size_type _M_max_size () const
void _M_mutate (size_type __pos, size_type __len1, const _CharT *__s, size_type __len2)
void _M_reserve (size_type __res)
void _M_set_leaked ()
void _M_set_length (size_type __n)
void _M_swap (__rc_string_base &__rcs)
template<typename _InIterator >
_CharT * _S_construct (_InIterator __beg, _InIterator __end, const _Alloc &__a, std::forward_iterator_tag)

Protected Types

typedef
__gnu_cxx::__normal_iterator
< const_pointer,
__gnu_cxx::__versa_string
< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc,
__rc_string_base > > 
__const_rc_iterator
typedef
__gnu_cxx::__normal_iterator
< const_pointer,
__gnu_cxx::__versa_string
< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc,
__sso_string_base > > 
__const_sso_iterator
typedef
__gnu_cxx::__normal_iterator
< pointer,
__gnu_cxx::__versa_string
< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc,
__rc_string_base > > 
__rc_iterator
typedef
__gnu_cxx::__normal_iterator
< pointer,
__gnu_cxx::__versa_string
< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc,
__sso_string_base > > 
__sso_iterator
typedef
_CharT_alloc_type::const_pointer 
const_pointer
typedef
_CharT_alloc_type::difference_type 
difference_type
typedef _CharT_alloc_type::pointer pointer

Static Protected Member Functions

static void _S_assign (_CharT *__d, size_type __n, _CharT __c)
static int _S_compare (size_type __n1, size_type __n2)
static void _S_copy (_CharT *__d, const _CharT *__s, size_type __n)
template<typename _Iterator >
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, _Iterator __k1, _Iterator __k2)
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, __sso_iterator __k1, __sso_iterator __k2)
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, __const_sso_iterator __k1, __const_sso_iterator __k2)
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, __rc_iterator __k1, __rc_iterator __k2)
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, __const_rc_iterator __k1, __const_rc_iterator __k2)
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, _CharT *__k1, _CharT *__k2)
static void _S_copy_chars (_CharT *__p, const _CharT *__k1, const _CharT *__k2)
static void _S_move (_CharT *__d, const _CharT *__s, size_type __n)

Detailed Description

template<typename _CharT, typename _Traits, typename _Alloc>
class __gnu_cxx::__rc_string_base< _CharT, _Traits, _Alloc >

Documentation? What's that? Nathan Myers ncm@c.nosp@m.antr.nosp@m.ip.or.nosp@m.g.

A string looks like this:

[_Rep]
_M_length
[__rc_string_base<char_type>] _M_capacity
_M_dataplus _M_refcount
_M_p ----------------> unnamed array of char_type

Where the _M_p points to the first character in the string, and you cast it to a pointer-to-_Rep and subtract 1 to get a pointer to the header.

This approach has the enormous advantage that a string object requires only one allocation. All the ugliness is confined within a single pair of inline functions, which each compile to a single add instruction: _Rep::_M_refdata(), and __rc_string_base::_M_rep(); and the allocation function which gets a block of raw bytes and with room enough and constructs a _Rep object at the front.

The reason you want _M_data pointing to the character array and not the _Rep is so that the debugger can see the string contents. (Probably we should add a non-inline member to get the _Rep for the debugger to use, so users can check the actual string length.)

Note that the _Rep object is a POD so that you can have a static empty string _Rep object already constructed before static constructors have run. The reference-count encoding is chosen so that a 0 indicates one reference, so you never try to destroy the empty-string _Rep object.

All but the last paragraph is considered pretty conventional for a C++ string implementation.

Definition at line 83 of file rc_string_base.h.


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