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  • stricks

    Managed C strings library

  • SDS

    Simple Dynamic Strings library for C

    > in-band signalling as C's standard strings

    Neat analogy !

    > reference count ... copies ... only then is StringB copied

    You're right I should - and will - use this. But note it won't cover cases where the user modifies/copies the string from outside the API. The lib won't be aware.

    > your idea is conceptually brilliant!

    Oh I wish the neg offset header was my invention ! Alas it was at least used in Microsoft' BSTR and later by the famous antirez/sds (https://github.com/antirez/sds)

    > no nested macros

    I hear you. I thought it made them more readable.

    > is all that's going on

    I also (maybe naively) pretend to make mem faults occur less/at all.

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