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[FFI] FFI::Pointer#slice is not defined #608

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Burgestrand opened this issue Mar 27, 2013 · 0 comments
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[FFI] FFI::Pointer#slice is not defined #608

Burgestrand opened this issue Mar 27, 2013 · 0 comments
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@Burgestrand Burgestrand commented Mar 27, 2013

Ruby FFI gem has Pointer#slice, JRuby does not: https://github.com/ffi/ffi/blob/d42fe3e5abea6fce3f79f4b8db4728ba454d0f51/ext/ffi_c/Pointer.c#L237

Personally I use slice to slice any arbitrary pointer from the beginning of the pointer, in order to give it size information (to ensure I do not go out of bounds when reading or writing).

pointer = FFI::Pointer.new(arbitrary_address).slice(0, length)
# any attempts to manipulate beyond pointer arbitrary_address + length fails with an error
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