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  GCache

Includes

#include <glib.h>

Description

A GCache allows sharing of complex data structures, in order to save system resources.

GCache uses keys and values. A GCache key describes the properties of a particular resource. A GCache value is the actual resource.

GCache has been marked as deprecated, since this API is rarely used and not very actively maintained.

Functions

g_cache_new ()

GCache *
g_cache_new (GCacheNewFunc value_new_func,
             GCacheDestroyFunc value_destroy_func,
             GCacheDupFunc key_dup_func,
             GCacheDestroyFunc key_destroy_func,
             GHashFunc hash_key_func,
             GHashFunc hash_value_func,
             GEqualFunc key_equal_func);

g_cache_new has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use a GHashTable instead

Creates a new GCache.

Parameters

value_new_func

a function to create a new object given a key. This is called by g_cache_insert() if an object with the given key does not already exist

 

value_destroy_func

a function to destroy an object. It is called by g_cache_remove() when the object is no longer needed (i.e. its reference count drops to 0)

 

key_dup_func

a function to copy a key. It is called by g_cache_insert() if the key does not already exist in the GCache

 

key_destroy_func

a function to destroy a key. It is called by g_cache_remove() when the object is no longer needed (i.e. its reference count drops to 0)

 

hash_key_func

a function to create a hash value from a key

 

hash_value_func

a function to create a hash value from a value

 

key_equal_func

a function to compare two keys. It should return TRUE if the two keys are equivalent

 

Returns

a new GCache


g_cache_insert ()

gpointer
g_cache_insert (GCache *cache,
                gpointer key);

g_cache_insert has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use a GHashTable instead

Gets the value corresponding to the given key, creating it if necessary. It first checks if the value already exists in the GCache, by using the key_equal_func function passed to g_cache_new(). If it does already exist it is returned, and its reference count is increased by one. If the value does not currently exist, if is created by calling the value_new_func . The key is duplicated by calling key_dup_func and the duplicated key and value are inserted into the GCache.

Parameters

cache

a GCache

 

key

a key describing a GCache object

 

Returns

a pointer to a GCache value


g_cache_remove ()

void
g_cache_remove (GCache *cache,
                gconstpointer value);

g_cache_remove has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use a GHashTable instead

Decreases the reference count of the given value. If it drops to 0 then the value and its corresponding key are destroyed, using the value_destroy_func and key_destroy_func passed to g_cache_new().

Parameters

cache

a GCache

 

value

the value to remove

 

g_cache_destroy ()

void
g_cache_destroy (GCache *cache);

g_cache_destroy has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use a GHashTable instead

Frees the memory allocated for the GCache.

Note that it does not destroy the keys and values which were contained in the GCache.

Parameters

cache

a GCache

 

g_cache_key_foreach ()

void
g_cache_key_foreach (GCache *cache,
                     GHFunc func,
                     gpointer user_data);

g_cache_key_foreach has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use a GHashTable instead

Calls the given function for each of the keys in the GCache.

NOTE func is passed three parameters, the value and key of a cache entry and the user_data . The order of value and key is different from the order in which g_hash_table_foreach() passes key-value pairs to its callback function !

Parameters

cache

a GCache

 

func

the function to call with each GCache key

 

user_data

user data to pass to the function

 

g_cache_value_foreach ()

void
g_cache_value_foreach (GCache *cache,
                       GHFunc func,
                       gpointer user_data);

g_cache_value_foreach has been deprecated since version 2.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

The reason is that it passes pointers to internal data structures to func ; use g_cache_key_foreach() instead

Calls the given function for each of the values in the GCache.

Parameters

cache

a GCache

 

func

the function to call with each GCache value

 

user_data

user data to pass to the function

 

GCacheDestroyFunc ()

void
(*GCacheDestroyFunc) (gpointer value);

GCacheDestroyFunc is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Specifies the type of the value_destroy_func and key_destroy_func functions passed to g_cache_new(). The functions are passed a pointer to the GCache key or GCache value and should free any memory and other resources associated with it.

Parameters

value

the GCache value to destroy

 

GCacheDupFunc ()

gpointer
(*GCacheDupFunc) (gpointer value);

GCacheDupFunc is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Specifies the type of the key_dup_func function passed to g_cache_new(). The function is passed a key (__not__ a value as the prototype implies) and should return a duplicate of the key.

Parameters

value

the GCache key to destroy (__not__ a GCache value as it seems)

 

Returns

a copy of the GCache key


GCacheNewFunc ()

gpointer
(*GCacheNewFunc) (gpointer key);

GCacheNewFunc is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Specifies the type of the value_new_func function passed to g_cache_new(). It is passed a GCache key and should create the value corresponding to the key.

Parameters

key

a GCache key

 

Returns

a new GCache value corresponding to the key.

Types and Values

GCache

typedef struct _GCache GCache;

GCache has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use a GHashTable instead

The GCache struct is an opaque data structure containing information about a GCache. It should only be accessed via the following functions.

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