The Repetition Library contains a single pattern, RepetitionObject.
This pattern can be used to pass serialized objects around, eg. through sockets.
It has attributes that make it simple to pack different simple data into a single repetition.
It has the following attributes:
- initialRange: Virtual which specifies the initial size of the repetition.
- size: The size of the used space.
- pos: The next position to be used for get or put.
- get: Reads a long from the repetition a the current position.
- getLong: Like get, bug swapping to big endian on little endian machines.
- Peek: Like get but does not update position.
- PeekLong: Like getLong but does not update position.
- put: Puts a integer and updates position.
- putLong: Does not update position.
- cheapPut: Like put, but the user must ensure that there is room enough in the repetition.
- cheapPutLong: Like cheapput.
- makeSpace: Expands the repetition.
- checkSize: Updates the size to be at least the position - 1.
- getText: Reads a text from the repetition.
- putText: Writes a text to the repetition. Also expands if neccessary.
- reset: Resets the repetition. Sets pos to the start, but does not clear or frees the space.
- init: Must be called initially.
- checkGet: Checks that the position is legal, ie. less that size.
- checkGetText: Checks that a text can be legally read.
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