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Perl bindings to the GetData library for Dirfile access.

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2016-01-09
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NAME GetData - Perl bindings to the GetData library for Dirfile access
SYNOPSIS use GetData; my $DIRFILE = GetData::open("./dirfile/", $GetData::RDONLY); # the following calls are equivalent my $data = GetData::getdata($DIRFILE, "field", 5, 0, 1, $GetData::UINT8); my $data = $DIRFILE->getdata("field", 5, 0, 1, $GetData::UINT8);
DESCRIPTION This module provides simple, lightweight bindings from Perl to the C GetData library. It provides a simple mapping between public C functions and Perl methods. All C functions and constants are replicated in the GetData package. These methods have the same name as their C counterparts, excluding the C namespace prefix `gd_' (or `GD_', for C preprocessor constants). The dirfile lvalue returned by GetData::open is a simplistic object. Any GetData method which takes a dirfile as a parameter, may instead be called as method of the dirfile object itself. (See the synopsis above for an example.) Dirfile metadata entries (which are C structs of type gd_entry_t) are represented as simple hashes. By default, GetData does not export any symbols. All symbols in the GetData package may be exported with: use GetData "all"; but this is discouraged, as it will overwrite useful things like &CORE::open. Throughout the module, complex data are generally represented as "Math::Complex" objects, but may be simplified to ordinary floating point numbers if the imaginary part is zero.
CONSTANTS The module defines a large number of symbolic constants used by the API which mirror the constants defined in the C API. The "constants" tag may be used to export just the constants from the module, if desired. Some genericly useful sets of constants are discussed below. Other constants are discussed in the method descriptions where they are used. Data Types GetData knows the following data types: $GetData::NULL the null data type, which returns no data. $GetData::UINT8 unsigned 8-bit integer $GetData::INT8 signed (two's complement) 8-bit integer $GetData::UINT16 unsigned 16-bit integer $GetData::INT16 signed (two's complement) 16-bit integer $GetData::UINT32 unsigned 32-bit integer $GetData::INT32 signed (two's complement) 32-bit integer $GetData::UINT64 unsigned 64-bit integer $GetData::INT64 signed (two's complement) 64-bit integer $GetData::FLOAT32 IEEE-754 standard 32-bit single precision floating point number $GetData::FLOAT64 IEEE-754 standard 64-bit double precision floating point number $GetData::COMPLEX64 FORTRAN and C99 conformant 64-bit single precision floating point complex number $GetData::COMPLEX128 FORTRAN and C99 conformant 128-bit double precision floating point complex number Encoding Types The following encoding types are known by GetData: $GetData::BZIP2_ENCODED, $GetData::FLAC_ENCODED, $GetData::GZIP_ENCODED, $GetData::LZMA_ENCODED, $GetData::SIE_ENCODED, $GetData::SLIM_ENCODED, $GetData::TEXT_ENCODED, $GetData::ZZIP_ENCODED, $GetData::ZZSLIM_ENCODED, $GetData::UNENCODED. Details of these encoding types are given in the dirfile-format(5) manual page. Entry Types The following symbols are used to indicate entry types: $GetData::NO_ENTRY, $GetData::BIT_ENTRY, $GetData::CARRAY_ENTRY, $GetData::CONST_ENTRY, $GetData::DIVIDE_ENTRY, $GetData::INDEX_ENTRY, $GetData::LINCOM_ENTRY, $GetData::LINTERP_ENTRY, $GetData::MPLEX_ENTRY, $GetData::MULTIPLY_ENTRY, $GetData::PHASE_ENTRY, $GetData::POLYNOM_ENTRY, $GetData::RAW_ENTRY, $GetData::RECIP_ENTRY, $GetData::SBIT_ENTRY, $GetData::STRING_ENTRY, $GetData::WINDOW_ENTRY Of these, $GetData::NO_ENTRY is used to flag invalid entry types and $GetData::INDEX_ENTRY is used only for the implicit INDEX field. See gd_entry(3) and dirfile-format(5) for details of the other entry types. WINDOW Operators The following symbols are used to indicate WINDOW operators: $GetData::WINDOP_EQ, $GetData::WINDOP_GE, $GetData::WINDOP_GT, $GetData::WINDOP_LE, $GetData::WINDOP_LT, $GetData::WINDOP_NE, $GetData::WINDOP_CLR, $GetData::WINDOP_SET.
INPUT DATA Functions which take sets of data as input (add_carray, madd_carray, put_carray, put_carray_slice, and putdata) accept data in a number of ways. The arguments specifying the data always appear at the end of the argument list. They are represented as "{DATA...}" in the method descriptions below. Input data arguments are parsed as follows. 1. If the first data argument is undef, then it is ignored and all subsequent arguments are taken as data: $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, undef, @data) or $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, undef, $data[0], $data[1], $data[2], ...) 2. Otherwise, if the first data argument is a reference to an array, the array is taken as data (and any further arguments are ignored): $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, \@data) 3. Otherwise, if only two arguments make up the data argument list, and the second is a reference to an array, the first is taken as a type code specifing the conversion type, and the second is taken as the data: $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, $GetData::UINT8, \@data) 4. Otherwise, if only two arguments make up the data argument list, and the second is not a reference to an array, the first is, again, taken as a type code, and the second is assumed to be a packed string containing the data in a format appropriate for the type code specified: $packed_data = pack("C", @data) $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, $GetData::UINT8, $packed_data) 5. Otherwise, finally, the data argument list elements are simply taken as data themselves: $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, @data) or $dirfile->putdata("field_code", $first_frame, $first_sample, $data[0], $data[1], $data[2], ...) GetData internally converts the Perl data into a format readable by the C API. In cases 3 and 4 above, the type the data is converted into is specified explicitly in the call. In the other cases, GetData must guess an appropriate C type into which to convert the data. It does so by looking at the first data value: · if the value is a "Math::Complex" object, the data are converted to double precision complex data ("COMPLEX128") · if the value is an integer, the data are converted to a 64-bit signed integer ("INT64") · otherwise, the data are converted to a double precision float ("FLOAT64"). Of the above methods, the first is only necessary when the data array has only two elements, and so would be mistaken for method four if specified without the initial undef. Furthermore, the fourth method is typically the most efficient, since the packed data scalar can often be used as the input to the C API without need for type conversion.
ENTRY HASHES The replacement for the "gd_entry_t" object of the C API is a simple hash. The key names are the same as the names of the "gd_entry_t" members. (See gd_entry(3) for details). In entry hashes returned by GetData, only those keys appropriate for the entry type specified will be present. Entry hashes passed to GetData from the caller may have other keys than those required by the entry type. They will be ignored. The value associated with the "field_type" key will be one of the symbols listed under "Entry Types" above. For entry types which have (potentially) more than one input field (DIVIDE, LINCOM, MPLEX, MULTIPLY, WINDOW), the value associated with the "in_fields" key will be a list of strings, regardless of how many elements it has; other entry types which provide "in_fields" will be a scalar, even though the key name is still plural. Elements of the "scalar" array which are undef indicate literal parameters (equivalent to "NULL" in the "gd_entry_t"'s "scalar" member). Similarly, undef is used in "scalar_ind" where the C API uses -1, to indicate CONST fields, instead of CARRAYs. NON-MEMBER FUNCTIONS encoding_support ($ENCODING) Returns $GetData::RDWR if the library can both read and write the specified encoding, $GetData::RDONLY if it can only read, or -1 otherwise. $ENCODING should be one of the encoding symbols listed above in the "Encoding Types" section.
DIRFILE CREATION METHODS open ($DIRFILENAME, $FLAGS, $SEHANDLER=undef, $EXTRA=undef) Create or open a Dirfile database called $DIRFILENAME. $FLAGS should be either $GetData::RDONLY (for read-only access) or $GetData::RDWR (for read-write access), optionally bitwise or'd with any of the following flags: $GetData::ARM_ENDIAN, $GetData::BIG_ENDIAN, $GetData::CREAT, $GetData::EXCL, $GetData::FORCE_ENCODING, $GetData::FORCE_ENDIAN, $GetData::IGNORE_DUPS, $GetData::IGNORE_REFS, $GetData::LITTLE_ENDIAN, $GetData::NOT_ARM_ENDIAN, $GetData::PEDANTIC, $GetData::PERMISSIVE, $GetData::PRETTY_PRINT, $GetData::TRUNC, $GetData::TRUNCSUB, $GetData::VERBOSE, and at most one of the encoding symbols listed above in the "Encoding Types" section or else $GetData::AUTO_ENCODED indicating that GetData should attempt to automatically determine the encoding. The meaning of the dirfile flags may be found in the gd_cbopen(3) manual page. $SEHANDLER is a Perl callback function which will be executed whenever a syntax error is encountered. It may be undef, if no callback is desired. When called, $SEHANDLER will be passed two arguments. The first is a reference to a hash containing the parser data. The second is the $EXTRA scalar passed to this method. $SEHANDLER is called in scalar context, and should return either: · an integer, one of the symbolic constants: $GetData::SYNTAX_ABORT, $GetData::SYNTAX_CONTINUE, $GetData::SYNTAX_IGNORE, $GetData::SYNTAX_RESCAN; (see gd_cbopen(3) for their meaning), or · a string containing the corrected line, in which case $GetData::SYNTAX_RESCAN is assumed; or, · a reference to a list consisting of an integer, one of the "$GetData::SYNTAX_..." constants listed above, and then, optionally, a string containing the corrected line. This function always returns a Dirfile object, even if the call failed; the caller should use the returned dirfile's error() method to test for success. On error, the returned object will be flagged as invalid. invalid_dirfile () This function always returns a newly created, but invalid, Dirfile object. Unlike an invalid dirfile created (either accidentally or purposefully) using open(), the dirfile returned by this function always has a zero error code. See gd_invalid_dirfile(3).
DIRFILE OBJECT METHODS The following methods all operate on a dirfile object returned by one of the above methods and can either be called as: $GetData::method($dirfile, ...) or else, as $dirfile->method(...) without change in operation. List of Methods $dirfile->add_carray ($FIELD_NAME, $DATA_TYPE, $FRAGMENT_INDEX, {DATA...}) Adds a new CARRAY field called $FIELD_NAME to the metadata fragment indexed by $FRAGMENT_INDEX. The storage type of the CARRAY is given by $DATA_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed above under "Data Types". The value of the CARRAY is then set to the data given in the "{DATA...}" argument list, which also determines its length. See the "Input Data" section above for details on the allowed forms of "{DATA...}". See gd_add_carray(3). $dirfile->add_const ($FIELD_NAME, $DATA_TYPE, [$VALUE, $FRAGMENT_INDEX]) Adds a new CONST field called $FIELD_NAME to the metadata fragment indexed by $FRAGMENT_INDEX, or to the primary format file if omitted. The $DATA_TYPE argument indicates the storage type, which should be one of the symbols listed above under "Data Types". If given, the value of the field is set to $VALUE, otherwise the field will be initialised to zero. See gd_add_const(3). $dirfile->aliases ($FIELD_CODE) In scalar context, returns the number of aliases of $FIELD_CODE. In list context, returns an array of alias names for $FIELD_CODE. See gd_naliases(3) and gd_aliases(3). $dirfile->carrays ($RETURN_TYPE) Returns the value of all carrays (excluding metafields) in the dirfile after converting them to the return type $RETURN_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. If called in scalar context, returns a reference to an array of packed string data. If called in list context, returns an array of arrays of unpacked data. See gd_carrays(3). $dirfile->close () Closes the dirfile, writing changes to disk. Upon successful completion, the dirfile object will be invalidated, prohibiting further operation on it. A dirfile which is destroyed by garbage collection is discarded (see "discard" below). This function should be called if metadata need to be written to disk before the object goes out of scope. See gd_close(3). $dirfile->constants ($RETURN_TYPE) Returns the value of all constants (excluding metafields) in the dirfile after converting them to the return type $RETURN_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. If called in scalar context, returns a packed string containing the data. If called in list context, the data will be unpacked and returned as an array. See gd_constants(3). $dirfile->discard () Closes the dirfile, ignoring changes to metadata, but writing changed data to disk. Upon successful completion, the dirfile object will be invalidated, prohibiting further operation on it. This function is called automatically by the dirfile destructor, and need not be called explicitly. To save the metadata on close, use "close". See gd_discard(3). $dirfile->entry ($FIELD_CODE) If called in scalar context, returns the entry type of $FIELD_CODE, one of the symbols listed above under "Entry Types". In array context, returns a hash describing the indicated field. See gd_entry_type(3) and gd_entry(3). $dirfile->entry_list ($PARENT, $TYPE, $FLAGS) In scalar context, returns the number of entries matching the supplied criteria. In list context, returns an array of the names of the entries. If $PARENT is undef, top- level entries are considered, otherwise meta entries under $PARENT are considered. If $TYPE is one of the entry types listed above under "Entry Types", only entries of that type are considered. Alternatley, $TYPE may be one of: $GetData::ALL_ENTRIES, $GetData::SCALAR_ENTRIES, $GetData::VECTOR_ENTRIES. Setting $TYPE to undef is equivalent to setting it to $GetData::ALL_ENTRIES. If not undef, which is treated as zero, $FLAGS should be zero or more of the following flags: $GetData::ENTRIES_HIDDEN, $GetData::ENTRIES_NOALIAS. See gd_nentries(3) and gd_entry_list(3) for the meaning of these symbols. $dirfile->error () Returns the error code of the last operation on this dirfile. See gd_error(3). $dirfile->error_string () Returns a string describing the error encountered (if any) by the last operation on this dirfile. See gd_error_string(3). $dirfile->field_list () Equivalent to: "$dirfile->entry_list(undef, undef, undef)". $dirfile->field_list_by_type ($TYPE) Equivalent to: "$dirfile->entry_list(undef, $TYPE, undef)". $dirfile->fragment_affixes ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) Returns an array containing the prefix (first) and suffix (second) of the fragment indexed by $FRAGMENT_INDEX. See gd_fragment_affixes(3). $dirfile->fragments () In scalar context, returns the number of metadata fragments in the dirfile. In list context, returns an array of pathnames to the fragments on disk, in the order that they're indexed. See gd_nfragments(3) and gd_fragmentname(3). $dirfile->get_carray ($FIELD_CODE, $RETURN_TYPE) Returns the value of the CARRAY named $FIELD_CODE after converting its elements to the return type $RETURN_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. If called in scalar context, returns a packed string containing the data. If called in list context, the data will be unpacked and returned as an array. See gd_get_carray(3). $dirfile->get_carray_slice ($FIELD_CODE, $START, $LEN, $RETURN_TYPE) Returns the value of a portion of the CARRAY named $FIELD_CODE after converting its elements to the return type $RETURN_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. The first element returned is given by $START, and the number of elements by $LEN. If called in scalar context, returns a packed string containing the data. If called in list context, the data will be unpacked and returned as an array. Less data than requested may be returned, if insufficient data exists. See gd_get_carray_slice(3). $dirfile->get_constant ($FIELD_CODE, $RETURN_TYPE) Returns the value of the CONST named $FIELD_CODE after converting it to the return type $RETURN_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. See gd_get_constant(3). $dirfile->getdata ($FIELD_CODE, $FIRST_FRAME, $FIRST_SAMP, $NUM_FRAMES, $NUM_SAMP, $RETURN_TYPE) Returns data from the field specified by $FIELD_CODE after converting them to the return type $RETURN_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. The first sample returned is $FIRST_SAMP samples after the start of $FIRST_FRAME and the amount of data returned is $NUM_FRAMES frames plus $NUM_SAMP samples. If called in scalar context returns a string of packed data. If called in array context, the data will be unpacked and returned as an array. Complex data are returned as "Math::Complex" objects. See gd_getdata(3). $dirfile->get_string ($FIELD_CODE) Returns the value of the STRING named $FIELD_CODE. See gd_get_string(3). $dirfile->include ($FILE, $PARENT_FRAGMENT, $FLAGS, [$PREFIX, $SUFFIX]) Includes the fragment metadata file $FILE under the fragment indexed by $PARENT_FRAGMENT. $FLAGS should be a bitwise or'd collection of zero or more of the following flags: $GetData::BIG_ENDIAN, $GetData::CREAT, $GetData::EXCL, $GetData::FORCE_ENCODING, $GetData::FORCE_ENDIAN, $GetData::IGNORE_DUPS, $GetData::IGNORE_REFS, $GetData::LITTLE_ENDIAN, $GetData::PEDANTIC, $GetData::TRUNC, and at most one of the encoding symbols listed above in the "Encoding Types" section or else $GetData::AUTO_ENCODED indicating that GetData should attempt to automatically determine the encoding. If $PREFIX or $SUFFIX are omitted or undef, the added fragment will contain no such affix. See gd_include_affix(3). $dirfile->madd_carray ($PARENT, $FIELD_NAME, $DATA_TYPE, {DATA...}) Adds a new CARRAY metafield called $FIELD_NAME under the parent field $PARENT. The storage type of the CARRAY is given by $DATA_TYPE, which should be one of the symbols listed above under "Data Types". The value of the CARRAY is then set to the data given in the "{DATA...}" argument list, which also determines its length. See the "Input Data" section above for details on the allowed forms of "{DATA...}". See gd_madd_carray(3). $dirfile->madd_const ($PARENT, $FIELD_NAME, $DATA_TYPE, [$VALUE]) Adds a new CONST metafield called $FIELD_NAME under the field $PARENT. The $DATA_TYPE argument indicates the storage type, which should be one of the symbols listed above under "Data Types". If given, the value of the field is set to $VALUE, otherwise the field will be initialised to zero. See gd_madd_const(3). $dirfile->mcarrays ($PARENT, $RETURN_TYPE) Behaves analogously to carrays() (q.v.), but returns CARRAYs which are metafields under the parent specified by $PARENT. $dirfile->mconstants ($PARENT, $RETURN_TYPE) Behaves analogously to constants() (q.v.), but returns CONSTs which are metafields under the parent specified by $PARENT. $dirfile->mfield_list ($PARENT) Equivalent to "$dirfile->entry_list($PARENT, undef, undef)". $dirfile->mfield_list_by_type ($PARENT, $TYPE) Equivalent to "$dirfile->entry_list($PARENT, $TYPE, undef)". $dirfile->mstrings ($PARENT) Behaves analogously to strings() (q.v.), but returns STRINGs which are metafields under the parent specified by $PARENT. $dirfile->mvector_list ($PARENT) Equivalent to: $dirfile->entry_list($PARENT, $GetData::VECTOR_ENTRIES, undef). $dirfile->parser_callback ($SEHANDLER, $EXTRA=undef) Sets the registered parser callback function for the dirfile to $SEHANDLER, or to nothing if undef, and updates the $EXTRA parameter. See gd_parser_callback(3). $dirfile->put_carray ($FIELD_CODE, {DATA...}) Sets the value of the CARRAY named $FIELD_CODE to the values contained in the "{DATA...}" argument list. See the "Input Data" section above for details on the allowed forms of "{DATA...}". See gd_put_carray(3). $dirfile->put_carray_slice ($FIELD_CODE, $START, {DATA...}) Sets a value of the portion of the CARRAY named $FIELD_CODE beginning with element numbered $START to the values contained in the "{DATA...}" argument list. See the "Input Data" section above for details on the allowed forms of "{DATA...}". See gd_put_carray_slice(3). $dirfile->put_constant ($FIELD_CODE, $DATUM) Sets the value of the CONST field $FIELD_CODE to the value $DATUM. See gd_put_constant(3). $dirfile->putdata ($FIELD_CODE, $FIRST_FRAME, $FIRST_SAMPLE, {DATA...}) Sets a portion of the vector given by $FIELD_CODE to the values contained in the "{DATA...}" argument list. The first sample written is $FIRST_SAMPLE samples after the start of $FIRST_FRAME. See the "Input Data" section above for details on the allowed forms of "{DATA...}". See gd_putdata(3). $dirfile->strings () In scalar context, returns the number of STRING fields. In list context, returns an array of strings containing the values of all the STRING fields. See gd_strings(3). $dirfile->strtok ($STRING) Tokenises $STRING, returning an array of tokens. See gd_strtok(3). $dirfile->vector_list () Equivalent to: $dirfile->entry_list(undef, $GetData::VECTOR_ENTRIES, undef). Other Methods For the most part, following methods behave identically to their C API counterpart. See the corresponding C API manual page for details. Different behaviour, if any, is indicated. $dirfile->add ($ENTRY) $ENTRY should be a reference to an entry hash; see "ENTRY HASHES" above. $dirfile->add_alias ($FIELD_CODE, $TARGET, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_bit ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $BITNUM, $NUMBITS, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_divide ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD1, $IN_FIELD2, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_lincom ($FIELD_CODE, $N_FIELDS, $IN_FIELDS, $M, $B, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $IN_FIELDS, $M, and $B should be references to arrays of the appropriate length. The elements of $M and $B may be of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex". $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_linterp ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $TABLE, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_mplex ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $COUNT_FIELD, $COUNT_VAL, $COUNT_MAX, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_multiply ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD1, $IN_FIELD2, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_phase ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $SHIFT, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_polynom ($FIELD_CODE, $POLY_ORD, $IN_FIELD, $A, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $A should be a reference to an array of numbers (of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex") of the appropriate length. $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_raw ($FIELD_CODE, $DATA_TYPE, $SPF, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $DATA_TYPE should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_recip ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $DIVIDEND, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $DIVIDEND may be of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex". $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_sbit ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $BITNUM, $NUMBITS, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_spec ($LINE, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_string ($FIELD_CODE, $VALUE, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->add_window ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $CHECK_FIELD, $WINDOP, $THRESHOLD, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX]) $WINDOP should be one of the symbols listed under "WINDOW Operators" above. $FRAGMENT_INDEX = 0 is assumed if not specified. $dirfile->alias_target ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->alter_affixes ($FRAGMENT_INDEX, $PREFIX, [$SUFFIX]) If $PREFIX or $SUFFIX are undef, or if $SUFFIX is omitted, that affix is not changed. $dirfile->alter_bit ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD, $BITNUM, $NUMBITS]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. Additionally, if "$BITNUM == -1", or "$NUMBITS == 0", that parameter is not changed. $dirfile->alter_carray ($FIELD_CODE, $CONST_TYPE, $ARRAY_LEN) $CONST_TYPE should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. $dirfile->alter_const ($FIELD_CODE, [$CONST_TYPE]) If $CONST_TYPE is omitted, or equal to $GetData::NULL, it is not changed; otherwise, it should be one of the symbols listed under "Data Types" above. $dirfile->alter_divide ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD1, $IN_FIELD2]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. $dirfile->alter_encoding ($ENCODING, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX, $RECODE]) Both $FRAGMENT_INDEX and $RECODE default to 0 if not given. $dirfile->alter_endianness ($BYTE_SEX, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX, $RECODE]) Both $FRAGMENT_INDEX and $RECODE default to 0 if not given. $dirfile->alter_entry ($FIELD_CODE, $ENTRY, [$RECODE]) $ENTRY should be a reference to an entry hash; see "ENTRY HASHES" above. If not given, $RECODE defaults to 0. $dirfile->alter_frameoffset ($OFFSET, [$FRAGMENT_INDEX, $RECODE]) Both $FRAGMENT_INDEX and $RECODE default to 0 if not given. $dirfile->alter_lincom ($FIELD_CODE, [$N_FIELDS, $IN_FIELDS, $M, $B]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. If given, $IN_FIELDS, $M, and $B should be references to arrays of the appropriate length. $dirfile->alter_linterp ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD, $TABLE, $RENAME_TABLE]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. If not given, $RENAME_TABLE defaults to 0. $dirfile->alter_mplex ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD, $COUNT_FIELD, $COUNT_VAL, $COUNT_MAX]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. Additionally, if $COUNT_VAL or $COUNT_MAX are -1, that parameter is not chaged. $dirfile->alter_multiply ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD1, $IN_FIELD2]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. $dirfile->alter_phase ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $SHIFT) If "$IN_FIELD == undef", it is not changed. $dirfile->alter_polynom ($FIELD_CODE, [$POLY_ORD, $IN_FIELD, $A]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. Additionally, if "$POLY_ORD == 0", it is not changed. $dirfile->alter_protection ($PROTECTION_LEVEL, $FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->alter_raw ($FIELD_CODE, [$DATA_TYPE, $SPF, $RECODE]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. Additionally, if "$DATA_TYPE == $GetData::NULL" or "$SPF == 0", that parameter is not changed. If not given, $RECODE defaults to 0. $dirfile->alter_recip ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD, $DIVIDEND]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. Additionally, if "$DIVIDEND == 0", it is not changed. $DIVIDEND may be of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex". $dirfile->alter_sbit ($FIELD_CODE, [$IN_FIELD, $BITNUM, $NUMBITS]) Arguments not given or set to undef are not changed. Additionally, if "$BITNUM == -1", or "$NUMBITS == 0", that parameter is not changed. $dirfile->alter_spec ($LINE, [$RECODE]) If not given, $RECODE defaults to 0. $dirfile->alter_window ($FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $CHECK_FIELD, $WINDOP, $THRESHOLD) If $IN_FIELD or $CHECK_FIELD are undef, or if "$WINDOP == $GetData::WINDOP_UNK", that paremeter is not changed. Otherwise, $WINDOP should be one of the symbols listed under "WINDOW Operators" above. $dirfile->array_len ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->bof ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->delete ($FIELD_CODE, [$FLAGS]) If not given, $FLAGS defaults to 0. Otherwise, it should be a bitwise or'd collection of zero or more of the following flags: $GetData::DEL_DATA, $GetData::DEL_DEREF, $GetData::DEL_FORCE, $GetData::DEL_META. $dirfile->desync ([$FLAGS]) If omitted, $FLAGS defaults to zero. Otherwise, it should be zero or more of the following flags bitwise or'd together: $GetData::DESYNC_PATHCHECK, $GetData::DESYNC_REOPEN. $dirfile->dirfilename () $dirfile->dirfile_standards ([$VERSION]) In addition to a simple integer verison number, $VERSION may be one of the symbols $GetData::VERSION_CURRENT, $GetData::VERSION_EARLIEST, $GetData::VERSION_LATEST. If not given, $GetData::VERSION_CURRENT is assumed. $dirfile->encoding ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->endianness ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->eof ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->error_count () $dirfile->flags ([$SET, $RESET]) If omitted, $SET and $RESET default to 0. Otherwise, they should be zero or more of the following flags, bitwise or'd together: $GetData::PRETTY_PRINT, $GetData::VERBOSE. $dirfile->flush ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->fragment_index ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->fragmentname ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->frameoffset ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->framenum ($FIELD_CODE, $VALUE, [$START, $END]) $START and $END default to 0 if not given. $dirfile->hidden ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->hide ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->madd ($ENTRY, $PARENT) $ENTRY should be a reference to an entry hash; see "ENTRY HASHES" above. $dirfile->madd_alias ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $TARGET) $dirfile->madd_bit ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $BITNUM, $NUMBITS) $dirfile->madd_divide ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD1, $IN_FIELD2) $dirfile->madd_lincom ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $N_FIELDS, $IN_FIELDS, $M, $B) $IN_FIELDS, $M, and $B should be references to arrays of the appropriate length. The elements of $M and $B may be of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex". $dirfile->madd_linterp ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $TABLE) $dirfile->madd_mplex ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $COUNT_FIELD, $COUNT_VAL, $COUNT_MAX) $dirfile->madd_multiply ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD1, $IN_FIELD2) $dirfile->madd_phase ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $SHIFT) $dirfile->madd_polynom ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $POLY_ORD, $IN_FIELD, $A) $A should be a reference to an array of numbers (of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex") of the appropriate length. $dirfile->madd_recip ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $DIVIDEND) $DIVIDEND may be of any numerical type, including "Math::Complex". $dirfile->madd_sbit ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $BITNUM, $NUMBITS) $dirfile->madd_spec ($LINE, $PARENT) $dirfile->madd_string ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $VALUE) $dirfile->madd_window ($PARENT, $FIELD_CODE, $IN_FIELD, $CHECK_FIELD, $WINDOP, $THRESHOLD) $WINDOP should be one of the symbols listed under "WINDOW Operators" above. $dirfile->malter_spec ($LINE, $PARENT, [$RECODE]) If not given, $RECODE defaults to 0. $dirfile->metaflush () $dirfile->move ($FIELD_CODE, $NEW_FRAGMENT, [$MOVE_DATA]) If not given, $FLAGS defaults to 0. Otherwise, it should be a bitwise or'd collection of zero or more of the following flags: $GetData::REN_DANGLE, $GetData::REN_DATA, $GetData::REN_FORCE, $GetData::REN_UPDB. $dirfile->mplex_lookback ($LOOKBACK) $dirfile->native_type ($FIELD_CODE) The returned value will be one of the symbols listed above under "Data Types". $dirfile->nframes () $dirfile->parent_fragment ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->protection ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->put_string ($FIELD_CODE, $STRING) $dirfile->raw_close ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->raw_filename ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->reference ([$FIELD_CODE]) If $FIELD_CODE is not given or undef, this function simply reports the current reference field. $dirfile->rename ($OLD_CODE, $NEW_NAME, [$FLAGS]) If not given, $FLAGS defaults to 0. Otherwise, it should be a bitwise or'd collection of zero or more of the following flags: $GetData::REN_DANGLE, $GetData::REN_DATA, $GetData::REN_FORCE, $GetData::REN_UPDB. $dirfile->rewrite_fragment ($FRAGMENT_INDEX) $dirfile->seek ($FIELD_CODE, $FRAME_NUM, $SAMPLE_NUM, [$FLAGS]) If not given, $FLAGS defaults to $GetData::SEEK_SET. Otherwise, it should be one of: $GetData::SEEK_CUR, $GetData::SEEK_END, $GetData::SEEK_SET. Furthermore, this value should be bitwise or'd with $GetData::SEEK_WRITE if the next operation on the field is a write (via "putdata"). $dirfile->spf ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->sync ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->tell ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->unhide ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->uninclude ($FRAGMENT_INDEX, [$DEL]) If not given, $DEL defaults to 0. $dirfile->validate ($FIELD_CODE) $dirfile->verbose_prefix ([$PREFIX]) If $PREFIX is omitted or undef, the prefix is removed.
SEE ALSO Math::Complex(3), dirfile(5)
perl v5.22.1 2016-01-09 GetData(3pm)
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refer to dirfile(5) | dirfile-format(5) | gd_add_bit(3) | gd_aliases(3) | gd_carrays(3) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_close(3) | gd_constants(3) | gd_entry(3) | gd_entry_list(3) | gd_entry_type(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_error_string(3) | gd_fragment_affixes(3) | gd_fragmentname(3) | gd_get_carray_slice(3) | gd_get_string(3) | gd_getdata(3) | gd_include_affix(3) | gd_invalid_dirfile(3)