bson_steal man page

bson_steal ā€” bson_steal()

Synopsis

bool
bson_steal (bson_t *dst, bson_t *src);

Parameters

Description

Efficiently transfer the contents of src to dst and destroy src.

Before calling this function, src must be initialized and dst must be uninitialized. After this function returns successfully, src is destroyed, and dst is initialized and must be freed with bson_destroy.

For example, if you have a higher-level structure that wraps a bson_t, use bson_steal to transfer BSON data into it:

typedef struct {
   bson_t bson;
} bson_wrapper_t;


bson_wrapper_t *
wrap_bson (bson_t *b)
{
   bson_wrapper_t *wrapper = bson_malloc (sizeof (bson_wrapper_t));

   if (bson_steal (&wrapper->bson, b)) {
      return wrapper;
   }

   bson_free (wrapper);
   return NULL;
}


void
bson_wrapper_destroy (bson_wrapper_t *wrapper)
{
   bson_destroy (&wrapper->bson);
   bson_free (wrapper);
}


int
main (int argc, char *argv[])
{
   bson_t bson = BSON_INITIALIZER;
   bson_wrapper_t *wrapper;

   BSON_APPEND_UTF8 (&bson, "key", "value");

   /* now "bson" is destroyed */
   wrapper = wrap_bson (&bson);

   /* clean up */
   bson_wrapper_destroy (wrapper);
}

See also bson_destroy_with_steal, a lower-level function that returns the raw contents of a bson_t.

Returns

Returns true if src was successfully moved to dst, false if src is invalid, or was statically initialized, or another error occurred.

Author

MongoDB, Inc

Info

Nov 20, 2017 1.8.2 Libbson