Chapter 51. A reference-counted vector class

#include <x/vector.H>

x::vector<char> vecref(x::vector<char>::create());

The x::vector template class defines a reference-counted std::vector. In this example, *vecref is type convertible to a std::vector<char>, and may be used in any context that requires it.

This template class provides a convenient way to define reference-counted std::vector buffers. Additionally, the class provides methods for reading or writing the contents of a vector to a file (usable, of course, only with vectors of Plain Old Data).

#include <x/vector.H>
#include <x/load.H>

auto fd=x::fd::base::open("filename.txt");

auto vecref=x::vector<char>::base::load(fd);

The base class defins a load() that takes an opened x::fd, calls create(), then loads the vector from the opened file.