CValuesRef

Native
1.3
abstract class CValuesRef<T : CPointed>

Represents a reference to (possibly empty) sequence of C values. It can be either a stable pointer CPointer or a sequence of immutable values CValues.

CValuesRef is designed to be used as Kotlin representation of pointer-typed parameters of C functions. When passing CPointer as CValuesRef to the Kotlin binding method, the C function receives exactly this pointer. Passing CValues has nearly the same semantics as passing by value: the C function receives the pointer to the temporary copy of these values, and the caller can't observe the modifications to this copy. The copy is valid until the C function returns. There are also other implementations of CValuesRef that provide temporary pointer, e.g. Kotlin Native specific refTo functions to pass primitive arrays directly to native.

Constructors

Native
1.3

<init>

Represents a reference to (possibly empty) sequence of C values. It can be either a stable pointer CPointer or a sequence of immutable values CValues.

CValuesRef()

Functions

Native
1.3

getPointer

If this reference is CPointer, returns this pointer. Otherwise copies the referenced values to placement and returns the pointer to the copy.

abstract fun getPointer(scope: AutofreeScope): CPointer<T>

Inheritors

Native
1.3

CPointer

C pointer.

class CPointer<T : CPointed> : CValuesRef<T>
Native
1.3

CValues

The (possibly empty) sequence of immutable C values. It is self-contained and doesn't depend on native memory.

abstract class CValues<T : CVariable> : CValuesRef<T>