SbDict.3coin4 - Man Page

The SbDict class organizes a dictionary of keys and values.


#include <Inventor/SbDict.h>

Public Types

typedef uintptr_t Key

Public Member Functions

SbDict (const int entries=251)
SbDict (const SbDict &from)
~SbDict ()
SbDict & operator= (const SbDict &from)
void applyToAll (SbDictApplyFunc *rtn) const
void applyToAll (SbDictApplyDataFunc *rtn, void *data) const
void clear (void)
SbBool enter (const Key key, void *const value)
SbBool find (const Key key, void *&value) const
void makePList (SbPList &keys, SbPList &values)
SbBool remove (const Key key)
void setHashingFunction (SbDictHashingFunc *func)

Detailed Description

The SbDict class organizes a dictionary of keys and values.

It uses hashing to quickly insert and find entries in the dictionary. An entry consists of an unique key and a generic pointer.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SbDict::SbDict (const int entries = 251)

Constructor with entries specifying the initial number of buckets in the hash list -- so it need to be larger than 0. Other than this, no special care needs to be taken in choosing the value since it is always rounded up to the nearest power of two.

SbDict::SbDict (const SbDict & from)

Copy constructor.

SbDict::~SbDict ()


Member Function Documentation

SbDict & SbDict::operator= (const SbDict & from)

Make a shallow copy of the contents of dictionary from into this dictionary.

void SbDict::applyToAll (SbDictApplyFunc * rtn) const

Applies rtn to all entries in the dictionary.

void SbDict::applyToAll (SbDictApplyDataFunc * rtn, void * data) const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

void SbDict::clear (void)

Clear all entries in the dictionary.

SbBool SbDict::enter (const Key key, void *const value)

Inserts a new entry into the dictionary. key should be a unique number, and value is the generic user data.

If key does not exist in the dictionary, a new entry is created and TRUE is returned. Otherwise, the generic user data is changed to value, and FALSE is returned.

SbBool SbDict::find (const Key key, void *& value) const

Searches for key in the dictionary. If an entry with this key exists, TRUE is returned and the entry value is returned in value. Otherwise, FALSE is returned.

void SbDict::makePList (SbPList & keys, SbPList & values)

Creates lists with all entries in the dictionary.

SbBool SbDict::remove (const Key key)

Removes the entry with key key. TRUE is returned if an entry with this key was present, FALSE otherwise.

void SbDict::setHashingFunction (SbDictHashingFunc * func)

Sets a new hashing function for this dictionary. Default hashing function just returns the key.

If you find that items entered into the dictionary seems to make clusters in only a few buckets, you should try setting a hashing function. If you're for instance using strings, you could use the static SbString::hash() function (you'd need to make a static function that will cast from SbDict::Key to char * of course).

This function is not part of the OIV API.


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