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Allocate and deallocate the Read structure.

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NAME

read_allocate, read_deallocate - Allocate and deallocate the Read structure.

SYNOPSIS

#include <Read.h> Read *read_allocate( int num_points, int num_bases); void read_deallocate( Read *read);

DESCRIPTION

These functions create and destroy Read structures. The Read structure is a generalised in-memory data structure used for holding trace data information. read_allocate() creates a Read structure large enough to hold num_points trace sample points and num_bases called bases. The allocated data is then initialised to appropriate defaults, which are mainly zeros and null pointers. read_deallocate() destroys a previously created Read structure. It is not sufficient to simply use the free() call instead.

RETURN VALUES

On successful completion, the read_allocate() function returns a pointer to a Read struc‐ ture. Otherwise this function returns a null pointer. The read_deallocate() function returns no value.

SEE ALSO

read_reading(3), fread_reading(3), write_reading(3), fwrite_reading(3)
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