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There should be FFI::MemoryPointer#size #1998

whitequark opened this Issue Nov 9, 2012 · 2 comments


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FFI gem has it. On rbx I had to use #total. I guess they should be aliases.


chuckremes commented Nov 9, 2012

I'm not sure how to spec this for Rubinius. Rubinius' internal implementation of pointer classes is very different from the 'ffi' gem. For example, the #total and #size accessors (where #size is an alias of #total) is available on the 'ffi' AbstractMemory class. This means that the Pointer, MemoryPointer and Buffer classes (which all inherit from AbstractMemory) provide those accessors.

On Rubinius, MemoryPointer inherits from Pointer and defines the #total accessor. So, Pointer itself does not have this accessor defined so behavior between 'ffi' and rbx will be different if someone wants to get the #size of a Pointer instance.

I could "punt" for now and just alias :size :total and be done with it, but that means no spec. Thoughts anyone?


dbussink commented Feb 5, 2013

I'm closing this issue, since the FFI gem can now be used on Rubinius.

@dbussink dbussink closed this Feb 5, 2013

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