buffer-dataview

Minimal DataView implementation that works with Node.js Buffers

npm install buffer-dataview
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buffer-dataview

Minimal DataView implementation that works with Node.js Buffers

This module provides a very minimal DataView implementation. Node.js already comes with a DataView implementation, but it only works with ArrayBuffer instances, and not Node's preferred Buffer type. This is mostly useful when re-using previously written code which interacts with DataView instances rather than Node.js Buffers.

The DataView instances simply proxy the invoked instance method to the equivalent Buffer API call.

Note that the buffer property of the DataView instance is the Node.js Buffer instance, and not a converted ArrayBuffer or something else like that. There's no copying that happens here, it's just a "view"...

Installation

Install with npm:

$ npm install buffer-dataview

Example

var DataView = require('buffer-dataview');

var buffer = new Buffer(4);
var view = new DataView(buffer);

// set a "float" in the data view
view.setFloat32(0, 1337.1234, true);

// ensure that the original Buffer was modified
console.log(buffer.readFloatLE(0));
// → 1337.1234130859375

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Nathan Rajlich <nathan@tootallnate.net>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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