gd_spf man page

gd_spf — returns the samples per frame for a field in a dirfile

Synopsis

#include <getdata.h>

unsigned int gd_spf(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code);

Description

The gd_spf() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and determines the number of samples per frame for the field field_code. This information is also available from gd_entry(3).

The dirfile argument must point to a valid DIRFILE object previously created by a call to gd_open(3).

Return Value

Upon successful completion, gd_spf() returns a positive integer indicating the number of samples per frame for the field specified.  On error, it returns zero and stores a negative-valued error code in the DIRFILE object which may be retrieved by a subsequent call to gd_error(3). Possible error codes are:

GD_E_BAD_CODE

The field specified by field_code was not found in the database.

GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE

The supplied dirfile was invalid.

GD_E_DIMENSION

A scalar field was found where a vector field was expected.

GD_E_INTERNAL_ERROR

An internal error occurred in the library while trying to perform the task. This indicates a bug in the library.  Please report the incident to the maintainer.

GD_E_RECURSE_LEVEL

Too many levels of recursion were encountered while trying to resolve field_code. This usually indicates a circular dependency in field specification in the dirfile.

A descriptive error string for the error may be obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).

History

The get_spf() function appeared in GetData-0.3.0.

In GetData-0.7.0, this function was renamed to gd_spf().

In GetData-0.10.0, the error return from this function changed from -1 to a negative-valued error code.

See Also

gd_entry(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_open(3), dirfile(5)

Referenced By

gd_getdata(3), gd_putdata(3).

25 December 2016 Version 0.10.0 GETDATA