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4.7.2 Wisdom Import

int fftw_import_system_wisdom(void);
int fftw_import_wisdom_from_filename(const char *filename);
int fftw_import_wisdom_from_string(const char *input_string);
int fftw_import_wisdom(int (*read_char)(void *), void *data);

These functions import wisdom into a program from data stored by the fftw_export_wisdom functions above. (See section Words of Wisdom—Saving Plans.) The imported wisdom replaces any wisdom already accumulated by the running program.

fftw_import_wisdom imports wisdom from any input medium, as specified by the callback function read_char. read_char is a getc-like function that returns the next character in the input; its parameter is the data pointer passed to fftw_import_wisdom. If the end of the input data is reached (which should never happen for valid data), read_char should return EOF (as defined in <stdio.h>). For convenience, the following three “wrapper” routines are provided:

fftw_import_wisdom_from_filename reads wisdom from a file named filename. A lower-level function, which requires you to open and close the file yourself (e.g. if you want to read wisdom from a portion of a larger file) is fftw_import_wisdom_from_file. This reads wisdom from the current position in input_file (which should be open with read permission); upon exit, the file remains open, but the position of the read pointer is unspecified.

fftw_import_wisdom_from_string reads wisdom from the NULL-terminated string input_string.

fftw_import_system_wisdom reads wisdom from an implementation-defined standard file (/etc/fftw/wisdom on Unix and GNU systems).

The return value of these import routines is 1 if the wisdom was read successfully and 0 otherwise. Note that, in all of these functions, any data in the input stream past the end of the wisdom data is simply ignored.


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