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NAME

prop_dictionary, prop_dictionary_create, prop_dictionary_create_with_capacity, prop_dictionary_copy, prop_dictionary_copy_mutable, prop_dictionary_count, prop_dictionary_ensure_capacity, prop_dictionary_iterator, prop_dictionary_all_keys, prop_dictionary_make_immutable, prop_dictionary_get, prop_dictionary_set, prop_dictionary_remove, prop_dictionary_get_keysym, prop_dictionary_set_keysym, prop_dictionary_remove_keysym, prop_dictionary_externalize, prop_dictionary_internalize, prop_dictionary_externalize_to_file, prop_dictionary_internalize_from_file, prop_dictionary_externalize_to_pref, prop_dictionary_internalize_from_pref, prop_dictionary_equals, prop_dictionary_keysym_cstring_nocopy, prop_dictionary_keysym_equals -- dictionary property collection object

LIBRARY

Property Container Object Library (libprop, -lprop)

SYNOPSIS

#include <libprop/proplib.h> prop_dictionary_t prop_dictionary_create(void); prop_dictionary_t prop_dictionary_create_with_capacity(unsigned int capacity); prop_dictionary_t prop_dictionary_copy(prop_dictionary_t dict); prop_dictionary_t prop_dictionary_copy_mutable(prop_dictionary_t dict); unsigned int prop_dictionary_count(prop_dictionary_t dict); bool prop_dictionary_ensure_capacity(prop_dictionary_t dict, unsigned int capacity); prop_object_iterator_t prop_dictionary_iterator(prop_dictionary_t dict); prop_array_t prop_dictionary_all_keys(prop_dictionary_t dict); void prop_dictionary_make_immutable(prop_dictionary_t dict); prop_object_t prop_dictionary_get(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *key); bool prop_dictionary_set(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *key, prop_object_t obj); void prop_dictionary_remove(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *key); prop_object_t prop_dictionary_get_keysym(prop_dictionary_t dict, prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym); bool prop_dictionary_set_keysym(prop_dictionary_t dict, prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym, prop_object_t obj); void prop_dictionary_remove_keysym(prop_dictionary_t dict, prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym); bool prop_dictionary_equals(prop_dictionary_t dict1, prop_dictionary_t dict2); const char * prop_dictionary_keysym_cstring_nocopy(prop_dictionary_keysym_t sym); bool prop_dictionary_keysym_equals(prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym1, prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym2); char * prop_dictionary_externalize(prop_dictionary_t dict); prop_dictionary_t prop_dictionary_internalize(const char *xml); bool prop_dictionary_externalize_to_file(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *path); prop_dictionary_t prop_dictionary_internalize_from_file(const char *path); bool prop_dictionary_externalize_to_pref(prop_dictionary_t dict, struct plistref *pref); bool prop_dictionary_internalize_from_pref(const struct plistref *pref, prop_dictionary_t *dictp);

DESCRIPTION

The prop_dictionary family of functions operate on the dictionary prop- erty collection object type. A dictionary is an unordered set of objects stored as key-value pairs. prop_dictionary_create(void) Create an empty dictionary. The dictionary initially has no capacity. Returns NULL on failure. prop_dictionary_create_with_capacity(unsigned int capacity) Create a dictionary with the capacity to store capacity objects. Returns NULL on failure. prop_dictionary_copy(prop_dictionary_t dict) Copy a dictionary. The new dictionary has an initial capacity equal to the number of objects stored in the dictionary being copied. The new dictionary contains references to the original dictionary's objects, not copies of those objects (i.e. a shallow copy is made). If the original dictionary is immutable, the resulting dictionary is also immutable. prop_dictionary_copy_mutable(prop_dictionary_t dict) Like prop_dictionary_copy(), except the resulting dictionary is always mutable. prop_dictionary_count(prop_dictionary_t dict) Returns the number of objects stored in the dictionary. prop_dictionary_ensure_capacity(prop_dictionary_t dict, unsigned int capacity) Ensure that the dictionary has a total capacity of capacity, including objects already stored in the dictionary. Returns true if the capacity of the dictionary is greater or equal to capacity or if the expansion of the dictionary's capacity was successful and false otherwise. If the supplied object isn't a dictionary, false is returned. prop_dictionary_iterator(prop_dictionary_t dict) Create an iterator for the dictionary. The dictionary is retained by the iterator. A dictionary iterator returns the key symbols used to look up objects stored in the dictionary; to get the object itself, a dictionary lookup using this key symbol must be performed. Storing to or removing from the dictionary invalidates any active iterators for the dictionary. Returns NULL on failure. prop_dictionary_all_keys(prop_dictionary_t dict) Return an array of all of the dictionary key symbols (prop_dictionary_keysym_t) in the dictionary. This provides a way to iterate over the items in the dictionary while retaining the ability to mutate the dictionary; instead of iterating over the dictionary itself, iterate over the array of keys. The caller is responsible for releasing the array. Returns NULL on failure. prop_dictionary_make_immutable(prop_dictionary_t dict) Make dict immutable. prop_dictionary_get(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *key) Return the object stored in the dictionary with the key key. If no object is stored with the specified key, NULL is returned. prop_dictionary_set(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *key, prop_object_t obj) Store a reference to the object obj with the key key. The object will be retained by the dictionary. If the key already exists in the dictionary, the object associated with that key will be released and replaced with the new object. Returns true if stor- ing the object was successful and false otherwise. prop_dictionary_remove(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *key) Remove the reference to the object stored in the dictionary with the key key. The object will be released. prop_dictionary_get_keysym(prop_dictionary_t dict, prop_dictionary_keysym_t sym) Like prop_dictionary_get(), but the lookup is performed using a key symbol returned by a dictionary iterator. The results are undefined if the iterator used to obtain the key symbol is not associated with dict. prop_dictionary_set_keysym(prop_dictionary_t dict, prop_dictionary_keysym_t sym, prop_object_t obj) Like prop_dictionary_set(), but the lookup of the object to replace is performed using a key symbol returned by a dictionary iterator. The results are undefined if the iterator used to obtain the key symbol is not associated with dict. prop_dictionary_remove_keysym(prop_dictionary_t dict, prop_dictionary_keysym_t sym) Like prop_dictionary_remove(), but the lookup of the object to remove is performed using a key symbol returned by a dictionary iterator. The results are undefined if the iterator used to obtain the key symbol is not associated with dict. prop_dictionary_equals(prop_dictionary_t dict1, prop_dictionary_t dict2) Returns true if the two dictionaries are equivalent. Note: Objects contained in the dictionary are compared by value, not by reference. prop_dictionary_keysym_cstring_nocopy(prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym) Returns an immutable reference to the dictionary key symbol's string value. prop_dictionary_keysym_equals(prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym1, prop_dictionary_keysym_t keysym2) Returns true if the two dictionary key symbols are equivalent. prop_dictionary_externalize(prop_dictionary_t dict) Externalizes a dictionary, returning a NUL-terminated buffer con- taining the XML representation of the dictionary. The caller is responsible for freeing the returned buffer. If converting to the external representation fails for any reason, NULL is returned. In user space, the buffer is allocated using malloc(3). In the kernel, the buffer is allocated using kmalloc(9) using the malloc type M_TEMP. prop_dictionary_internalize(const char *xml) Parse the XML representation of a property list in the NUL-termi- nated buffer xml and return the corresponding dictionary. Returns NULL if parsing fails for any reason. prop_dictionary_externalize_to_file(prop_dictionary_t dict, const char *path) Externalizes a dictionary and writes it to the file specified by path. The file is saved with the mode 0666 as modified by the process's file creation mask (see umask(2)) and is written atomi- cally. Returns false if externalizing or writing the dictionary fails for any reason. prop_dictionary_internalize_from_file(const char *path) Reads the XML property list contained in the file specified by path, internalizes it, and returns the corresponding dictionary. Returns NULL on failure. prop_dictionary_externalize_to_pref(prop_dictionary_t dict, struct plistref *pref) Externalizes a dictionary and packs it into the plistref specified by pref. Returns false if externalizing the dictionary fails for any reason. prop_dictionary_internalize_from_pref(const struct plistref *pref, prop_dictionary_t *dictp) Reads the plistref specified by pref, internalizes it, and returns the corresponding dictionary. Returns false if internalizing or writing the dictionary fails for any reason.

SEE ALSO

prop_array(3), prop_bool(3), prop_data(3), prop_dictionary_util(3), prop_number(3), prop_object(3), prop_string(3), proplib(3)

HISTORY

The proplib property container object library first appeared in NetBSD 4.0. DragonFly 4.1 December 5, 2009 DragonFly 4.1