Raw memory allocations for Ruby
Ruby C++
Latest commit 8d2e5f5 May 15, 2015 @wedesoft Separate gemspec



Author: Jan Wedekind Copyright: 2010 License: GPL


This Ruby extension defines the class {Hornetseye::Malloc}. {Hornetseye::Malloc.new} allows you to allocate memory, using {Hornetseye::Malloc#+} one can do pointer manipulation, and {Hornetseye::Malloc#read} and {Hornetseye::Malloc#write} provide reading Ruby strings from memory and writing Ruby strings to memory.


To install this Ruby extension, use the following command:

$ sudo gem install malloc

Alternatively you can build and install the Ruby extension from source as follows:

$ rake
$ sudo rake install


Simply run Interactive Ruby:

$ irb

You can load the Ruby extension like this:

require 'rubygems'
require 'malloc'
include Hornetseye

See documentation of {Hornetseye::Malloc} on how to use this Ruby extension.