So here's the little reminder for you ryah.
An optional argument to Buffer#write that accepts the maximum length in bytes to write from the string. Especially useful for when you're writing UTF-8 and you want to cut the string off prematurely, but don't want to break any multibyte characters in half, but should be implemented no matter the encoding (Buffer#write has this functionality if the buffer isn't large enough).
I think this works as expected now?
> b = Buffer(3); b.fill(0); b.write('ëë', 0, 'utf-8'); b;
<Buffer c3 ab 00>
If that isn't what you mean, can you post a test case and the expected output?
Probably, @bzmeteorite's request is to add length argument to Buffer.write().
> b = Buffer(4); b.fill(0); b.write('ëë', 0, 3, 'utf-8'); b;
<Buffer c3 ab 00 00>
It's been awhile and I forget the exact details (I wish I had written a test case describing expected functionality, but this issue was mostly a reminder for ryah who said to post an issue, but he never got around to). But I believe what @koichik describes is most likely what I had meant. I believe I found a workaround that implemented this same functionality as well.
I can likely find more info later this week and post it here if anyone is still interested.
See #1361 for a use case: Writing strings that do not use the 0x0 termination pattern.
Add an optional maxLength argument to Buffer.write
@koichik - I hacked test-buffer.js into an ersatz benchmark (diff) and there's a huge drop in performance.
Ouch, that's a lot. I guess I can work around it, but please do add a big fat warning to the API doc.
Oops! This is slower than Utf8Length()!! orz
Add an optional length argument to Buffer.write()
Please review (2).
@koichik bc42d04 fails to apply on master.
$ curl -s https://github.com/koichik/node/commit/bc42d04.patch | git am --whitespace=fix
Applying: Add an optional length argument to Buffer.write()
error: patch failed: lib/buffer.js:92
error: lib/buffer.js: patch does not apply
Patch failed at 0001 Add an optional length argument to Buffer.write()
I hadn't squashed commits, please apply f2ee5aa first.
Thanks, much better. Still 2% slower but I suppose that's acceptable if it solves a real problem.