SharedArrayBuffer

Constructor returning an object used to represent a generic, fixed-length raw binary data buffer which can be used to create views of shared memory.

Usage

var SharedArrayBuffer = require( '@stdlib/array/shared-buffer' );

SharedArrayBuffer( size )

Returns a SharedArrayBuffer having a specified number of bytes.

try {
    var buf = new SharedArrayBuffer( 5 );
    // returns <SharedArrayBuffer>
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

Properties

SharedArrayBuffer.length

Number of input arguments the constructor accepts.

var len = SharedArrayBuffer.length;
// returns 1

SharedArrayBuffer.prototype.byteLength

Read-only property which returns the length (in bytes) of the SharedArrayBuffer.

try {
    var buf = new SharedArrayBuffer( 5 );
    var byteLength = buf.byteLength;
    // returns 5
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

Methods

SharedArrayBuffer.prototype.slice( [start[, end]] )

Copies the bytes of a SharedArrayBuffer to a new SharedArrayBuffer.

try {
    var b1 = new SharedArrayBuffer( 10 );

    var b2 = b1.slice();
    // returns <SharedArrayBuffer>

    var bool = ( b2 === b1 );
    // returns false
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

By default, the method copies from the beginning of the SharedArrayBuffer. To beginning copying from a different byte index, provide a start argument, specifying the starting byte index (inclusive).

try {
    var b1 = new SharedArrayBuffer( 10 );
    var b2 = b1.slice( 2 );

    var nbytes = b2.byteLength;
    // returns 8
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

If start < 0, the index is relative to the end of the SharedArrayBuffer.

try {
    var b1 = new SharedArrayBuffer( 10 );
    var b2 = b1.slice( -2 );

    var nbytes = b2.byteLength;
    // returns 2
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

By default, the method copies to the end of the SharedArrayBuffer. To copy until a particular byte index, provide an end index, specifying the ending byte index (exclusive).

try {
    var b1 = new SharedArrayBuffer( 10 );
    var b2 = b1.slice( 2, 6 );

    var nbytes = b2.byteLength;
    // returns 4
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

If end < 0, the index is relative to the end of the SharedArrayBuffer.

try {
    var b1 = new SharedArrayBuffer( 10 );
    var b2 = b1.slice( 2, -2 );

    var nbytes = b2.byteLength;
    // returns 6
} catch ( err ) {
    console.log( 'Environment does not support SharedArrayBuffers.' );
}

Examples

var randu = require( '@stdlib/random/base/randu' );
var Float64Array = require( '@stdlib/array/float64' );
var Uint8Array = require( '@stdlib/array/uint8' );
var toBinaryString = require( '@stdlib/number/uint8/base/to-binary-string' );
var SharedArrayBuffer = require( '@stdlib/array/shared-buffer' );

function main() {
    var bytes;
    var buf;
    var arr;
    var i;

    // Create a new SharedArrayBuffer:
    buf = new SharedArrayBuffer( 64 );

    // Create a Float64 array buffer view:
    arr = new Float64Array( buf.byteLength/8 );
    for ( i = 0; i < arr.length; i++ ) {
        arr[ i ] = randu() * 100.0;
    }

    // Create a "bytes" view of the array buffer:
    bytes = new Uint8Array( arr.buffer );

    // Print the bytes:
    for ( i = 0; i < bytes.length; i++ ) {
        console.log( 'byte %d: %s', i, toBinaryString( bytes[ i ] ) );
    }
}

try {
    main();
} catch ( err ) {
    console.error( 'Environment does not provide SharedArrayBuffer support.' );
}