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Manual Reference Pages  -  BITSET (3)

NAME

bitset - functions for manipulating memory as sets of bits

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Returns

SYNOPSIS


#include <mba/bitset.h> 

int bitset_isset(void *ptr, int bit);
int bitset_set(void *ptr, int bit);
int bitset_unset(void *ptr, int bit);
void bitset_toggle(void *ptr, int bit);
int bitset_find_first(void *ptr, void *plim, int val);
void bitset_iterate(iter_t *iter);
int bitset_next(void *ptr, void *plim, iter_t *iter);

DESCRIPTION

The bitset(3m) module provides functions for testing and manipulating an arbitrary pointer to memory as a set of bits. Unlike other modules in Libmba, this is not an abstract data type in that it is the responsibility of the user to manage the memory of the bitset. All bitset(3m) operations threat the target memory as an array of unsigned char elements. Bit 0 of each element is the least significant bit whereas bit 7 is the most significant bit.

Paramters and return values that represent the index of a bit in the bitset(3m) start at 0 relative to the provided target memory. It is the caller’s responsability to ensure that a bit index parameter falls within the target memory.

isset The bitset_isset function tests the bit at the index identified by bit and returns 1 or 0 to indicate that it is set or unset respectively.
set The bitset_set function sets the bit at the index identified by bit and returns 1 if the bit was set or 0 if the bitset was not modified.
unset The bitset_unset function unsets the bit at the index identified by bit and returns 1 if the bit was unset or 0 if the bitset was not modified.
toggle The bitset_toggle function toggles the bit identified by bit. This function does not return a value.
find_first
  The bitset_find_first function returns the index of the first bit with the value val starting at the memory ptr up to, but not including, the memory at plim. Specifically if val is 0 the index of the first bit not set is returned whereas if val is non-zero the index of the first bit that is set is returned.
iterate, next
  The bitset_iterate and bitset_next functions are used to iterate over the bits in the bitset(3m) identified by the memory at ptr.

RETURNS

isset The bitset_isset function returns 1 or 0 to indicate that the bit at the index identified by bit is set or unset respectively.
find_first
  The bitset_find_first function returns the index of the first bit with the value val or -1 and sets errno to ENOENT if there is no such bit in the memory between ptr and plim.
next The bitset_next function returns 0, 1, or -1 to indicate the next bit in the memory at ptr representing this bitset(3m). If the next bit is unset, 0 is returned. If the bit is set, 1 is returned. Only memory up to, but not including, plim will be examined. When plim is reached -1 is returned.
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libmba-0.9.1 BITSET (3m) Apr 29, 2005

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