GD_INCLUDE_AFFIX(3) - man page online | library functions

Add a format specification fragment to a dirfile.

16 October 2014
gd_include_affix(3)                          GETDATA                          gd_include_affix(3)


gd_include_affix, gd_include — add a format specification fragment to a dirfile


#include <getdata.h> int gd_include_affix(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *include_file, int parent_fragment, const char *prefix, const char *suffix, unsigned long flags); int gd_include(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *include_file, int parent_fragment, unsigned long flags);


The gd_include_affix() function adds the format specification fragment given by the path include_file to the specified dirfile, possibly creating the fragment, using the affixes specified. This occurs as if, in the existing fragment indexed by parent_fragment, the following directive were present: /INCLUDE <include_file> <prefix> <suffix> (see dirfile-format(5)). If a parser callback function had been specified when the dirfile was opened using gd_cbopen(3), or added later with gd_parser_callback(3), this callback function will be called if a syntax error is encountered while parsing the in‐ cluded fragment. Passing NULL as prefix or suffix is the same as using the empty string (ie. the corre‐ sponding affix is empty). The function gd_include() is equivalent to calling gd_in‐ clude_affix() with both prefix and suffix equal to NULL. The flags argument should be a bitwise-or'd collection of zero or more of the following flags: GD_ARM_ENDIAN GD_NOT_ARM_ENDIAN Specifies that double precision floating point raw data on disk are, or are not, stored in the middle-endian format used by older ARM processors. These flag only set the default endianness, and will be overridden when an /ENDIAN directive specifies the byte sex of RAW fields, unless GD_FORCE_ENDIAN is also specified. On every platform, one of these flags (GD_NOT_ARM_ENDIAN on all but middle-ended ARM systems) indicates the native behaviour of the platform. That symbol will equal zero, and may be omitted. GD_BIG_ENDIAN GD_LITTLE_ENDIAN Specifies the default byte sex of raw data stored on disk to be either big-endian (most significant byte first) or little-endian (least significant byte first). Omitting both flags indicates the default should be the native endianness of the platform. Unlike the ARM endianness flags above, neither of these symbols is ever zero. Specifying both these flags together will cause the library to assume that the en‐ dianness of the data is opposite to that of the native architecture, whatever that might be. These flag only set the default endianness, and will be overridden when an /ENDIAN directive specifies the byte sex of RAW fields, unless GD_FORCE_ENDIAN is also specified. GD_CREAT An empty fragment will be created, if one does not already exist. The fragment will have mode S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR | S_IRGRP | S_IWGRP | S_IROTH | S_IWOTH (0666), modified by the caller's umask value (see umask(2)). GD_EXCL Ensure that this call creates a new fragment: when specified along with GD_CREAT, the call will fail if the file specified by include_file already exists. If GD_CREAT is not specified, this flag is ignord. This flag suffers from all the limitations of the O_EXCL flag as indicated in open(2). GD_FORCE_ENCODING Specifies that /ENCODING directives (see dirfile-format(5)) found in the fragment should be ignored. The encoding scheme specified in flags will be used instead (see below). GD_FORCE_ENDIAN Specifies that /ENDIAN directives (see dirfile-format(5)) found in the fragment should be ignored. When specified with one of GD_BIG_ENDIAN or GD_LITTLE_ENDIAN, the indicated endianness will be assumed. If this flag is specified with neither of those flags, the fragment will be assumed to have the endianness of the native architecture. GD_IGNORE_DUPS If the fragment specifies more than one field with the same name, or a field with the same name as an existing field, all but one of them will be ignored by the parser. Without this flag, parsing would fail with the GD_E_FORMAT error, possibly resulting in invocation of the registered callback function. Which of the dupli‐ cate fields is kept is not specified, nor whether an existing field takes prece‐ dence over a new one or not. As a result, this flag is typically only useful in the case where identical copies of a field specification line are present. No indication is provided to indicate whether a duplicate field has been discarded. If finer grained control is required, the caller should handle GD_E_FORMAT_DUPLI‐ CATE suberrors itself with an appropriate callback function. GD_IGNORE_REFS If the dirfile currently has a reference field (either because one was specified explicitly, or else because the first RAW field was used), /REFERENCE directives in the included fragment will be ignored. Otherwise, a /REFERENCE directive in the included fragment will replace the current reference field in the dirfile. GD_PEDANTIC Specifies that unrecognised lines found during the parsing of the fragment should always cause a fatal error. Without this flag, if a VERSION directive (see dirfile-format(5)) indicates that the fragment being opened conforms Standards Ver‐ sion newer than the version understood by the library, unrecognised lines will be silently ignored. GD_TRUNC If include_file already exists, it will be truncated before opening. If the file does not exist, this flag is ignored. The flags argument may also be bitwise or'd with one of the following symbols indicating the default encoding scheme of the fragment. Like the endianness flags, the choice of en‐ coding here is ignored if the encoding is specified in the fragment itself, unless GD_FORCE_ENCODED is also specified. If none of these symbols is present, GD_AUTO_ENCODED is assumed, unless this call results in creation or truncation of the fragment. In that case, GD_UNENCODED is assumed. See dirfile-encoding(5) for details on dirfile encoding schemes. GD_AUTO_ENCODED Specifies that the encoding type is not known in advance, but should be detected by the GetData library. Detection is accomplished by searching for raw data files with extensions appropriate to the encoding scheme. This method will notably fail if the the library is called via gd_putdata(3) to create a previously non-existent raw field unless a read is first successfully performed on the dirfile. Once the library has determined the encoding scheme for the first time, it remembers it for subsequent calls. GD_BZIP2_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are compressed using the Burrows-Wheeler block sort‐ ing text compression algorithm and Huffman coding, as implemented in the bzip2 for‐ mat. GD_GZIP_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are compressed using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77) as im‐ plemented in the gzip format. GD_LZMA_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv Markov Chain Al‐ gorithm (LZMA) as implemented in the xz container format. GD_SIE_ENCODED Specified that raw data files are sample-index encoded, similar to run-length en‐ coding, suitable for data that change rarely. GD_SLIM_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are compressed using the slimlib library. GD_TEXT_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are encoded as text files containing one data sample per line. GD_UNENCODED Specifies that raw data files are not encoded, but written verbatim to disk. GD_ZZIP_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are compressed using the DEFLATE algorithm. All raw data files for a given fragment are collected together and stored in a PKZIP ar‐ chive called GD_ZZSLIM_ENCODED Specifies that raw data files are compressed using a combinations of compression schemes: first files are slim-compressed, as with the GD_SLIM_ENCODED scheme, and then they are collected together and compressed (again) into a PKZIP archive called, as in the GD_ZZIP_ENCODED scheme.


On success, these functions return the format specification index of the newly added frag‐ ment. On error, -1 is returned and the dirfile error is set to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are: GD_E_ACCMODE The supplied dirfile was opened in read-only mode. GD_E_ALLOC The library was unable to allocate memory. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_BAD_INDEX The supplied parent fragment index was out of range. GD_E_BAD_REFERENCE The reference field specified by a /REFERENCE directive in the fragment (see dirfile-format(5)) was not found, or was not a RAW field. In this case, the in‐ cluded fragment will still be added to the dirfile, but the /REFERENCE directive will be ignored. See also the BUGS section below. GD_E_CALLBACK The registered callback function returned an unrecognised response. GD_E_FORMAT A syntax error occurred in the fragment. GD_E_LINE_TOO_LONG The parser encountered a line in the format specification longer than it was able to deal with. Lines are limited by the storage size of ssize_t. On 32-bit sys‐ tems, this limits format specification lines to 2**31 characters. The limit is larger on 64-bit systems. GD_E_IO An I/O error occured while trying to read or create the fragment. GD_E_PROTECTED The metadata of the parent fragment was protected from change. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3).


If this function fails with the error GD_E_BAD_REFERENCE, it typically results in no ref‐ erence field being defined for the dirfile, even if the dirfile contains RAW fields. As a result, functions which rely on the reference field, such as gd_nframes(3), will operate incorrectly. Callers should explicitly set the reference field with gd_reference(3) in this case.


gd_open(3), gd_alter_affixes(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_fragmentname(3), gd_nfragments(3), gd_parser_callback(3), gd_reference(3), gd_uninclude(3), dirfile(5), dirfile-encoding(5), dirfile-format(5)
Version 0.9.0 16 October 2014 gd_include_affix(3)
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gd_include_affix(3) referred by gd_alter_affixes(3) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_fragmentname(3) | gd_nfragments(3) | gd_parent_fragment(3) | gd_parser_callback(3) | gd_uninclude(3) | GetData(3pm)
refer to dirfile(5) | dirfile-encoding(5) | dirfile-format(5) | gd_alter_affixes(3) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_error_string(3) | gd_fragmentname(3) | gd_nfragments(3) | gd_nframes(3) | gd_parser_callback(3) | gd_putdata(3) | gd_reference(3) | gd_uninclude(3) | open(2) | umask(2)