Thursday, November 04, 2010

introducing libestr

I tried to avoid this, but it looks like I need to start a new project. I need a simple counted-byte string "class" for the CEE effort. All of that is already present in rsyslog, but using it's runtime library is overkill. I could have copied the string code, but I really don't like to have multiple copies of the same code around. So I'll now create a new small library just for that purpose. Well, while I am at it, I'll probably also add basic hashtable support, as this can help keep libee small for cases when no XML-specific functionality is desired. And I don't want to start yet another library for that (we already have lib inflation... ;)).

I named it libestr, bare of a better name. I thought a while about the name, but could not find anything really decent. "estr" means "essentials for string handling" and is probably descriptive enough. Quite honestly, I really like to gain some speed in coding again instead of just creating skeletons and thinking about names...

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