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Mmap Bytey provides a convenient and easy to use byte storage

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0.2.0 May 2, 2024
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Mmap Bytey

Mmap-rs buffer allocated version of Bytey. This is to create reusable buffers to lower allocations. The only downside of this is all Buffers are limited to a Static Size of 1536 bytes per buffer. These buffers will not resize and the backend Allocator will store old buffer allocations for direct reuse. we choose 1536 bytes as its close to the mtu's datas minimal size.

📑 Documentation

A link to the documentation can be found here.

🚨 Help

If you need help with this library or have suggestions please go to our Discord Group

📦 Installation

To start using this crate all you have to do is add it to your Cargo.toml:

mmap_bytey = "0.1.0"

🔎 Usage

use mmap_bytey::MByteBuffer;

fn main() {
    let mut buffer = MByteBuffer::new().unwrap();

    let value1: u16 = 1234;
    let value2: i32 = -2000;
    let value3: usize = usize::MAX;

    // Initially the buffer will have a size of 8 bytes, unless you create the buffer using the with_capacity method
    // The buffer will resize itself to fit all data inside of it

    // When you write a value to the buffer, the cursor will move along
    // So if we want to read the values we just put in, we have to move it back to 0

    // Read and print the values stored inside the buffer
    println!("{}", buffer.read::<u16>().unwrap()); // prints "1234"
    println!("{}", buffer.read::<i32>().unwrap()); // prints "-2000"
    println!("{}", buffer.read::<usize>().unwrap()); // prints what the MAX is for usize on the system

Any value written to the ByteBuffer will have to implement the MByteBufferWrite trait. By default, this trait is implemented on all numerical primitives(u8, u16, i8, i16, etc...).

Reading a type from the ByteBuffer requires that type to implement the MByteBufferRead trait, this has also been implemented by default on all numeral primitives.

If you would like to see more default implementations of these traits let me know in an issue on GitHub!

💿 Macros

Bytey comes with 2 derive macros with the same name as the traits MByteBufferWrite and MByteBufferRead that you can use on your own structs and enums.

use mmap_bytey::{MByteBuffer, MByteBufferRead, MByteBufferWrite};

fn main() {
    #[derive(MByteBufferRead, MByteBufferWrite, Debug, PartialEq)]
    struct Test {
      a: u8,
      b: u16,
      c: isize,

    let mut buffer = MByteBuffer::new().unwrap();
    let val = Test { a: 1, b: 2, c: 3 };


    assert_eq!(val, buffer.read::<Test>().unwrap());

Keep in mind that all the fields inside the struct or enum must implement the trait as well, else you will get an error.

😎 Contributing

Feel free to contribute by sending pull requests. For major changes or if you have an idea that could help improve Mmap Bytey or Bytey, please open an issue!

Please make sure if you do contribute that tests are updated appropriately.


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