ih8mj at fjf.gnu.de
Thu Jul 7 10:23:42 CEST 2005
Contestcen at aol.com wrote (bogus quoting fixed):
> > I often need to store a lot of strings, and don't want to waste the
> > space allocated to a String(255) for each one. With "short" strings,
> > I just allocate memory (with the Mac system NewPtr routine, not with
> > the Pascal New routine) for Length(s)+1 bytes, and then BlockMove the
> > string in. This has the advantage that the string can be references
> > as just Str255Ptr(s)^ (sometimes the size needs to be aligned to 2 or
> > 4 bytes, depending on the platform).
> The Pascal Macro Compiler has a set of macros that will pack character
> strings without any wasted space between them The macros can be downloaded directly
> from the webpage http://www.contestcen.com/paskey.htm which has both the
> source code and a detailed description.
How can a preprocessor (macro compiler) help here, when it runs at
compile time, while time question was clearly about runtime storing
of strings (mentioning New and block moves etc.)?
THANK YOU, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, for rejecting one of the most
dangerous stupidities: http://swpat.ffii.org/log/05/ep0706/
Frank Heckenbach, frank at g-n-u.de, http://fjf.gnu.de/, 7977168E
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