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class Type(object):

Known subclasses: reven2.types._array.Array, reven2.types._integer.Integer, reven2.types._pointer.Pointer, reven2.types._primitive.Primitive, reven2.types._primitive.PrimitiveBool, reven2.types._string.CString

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An abstract class whose instances represent a type. Refer to the module documentation for details.

Implementers must provide the _construct_type method.

Method parse Parses the value of an instance of this type from a raw buffer, possibly depending on the context.
Method to_bytes Build a byte buffer from a value of this type.
Method size_bytes The minimal number of bytes necessary to hold an instance of this type, possibly depending on the context.
Method is_context_sensitive Whether the context argument needed by some methods actually has an effect.
Method _construct_type Return the underlying construct instance
def parse(self, buf, context=None):

Parses the value of an instance of this type from a raw buffer, possibly depending on the context.

Information

ParametersbufUndocumented
contextThe context object. See package documentation.
def to_bytes(self, value, context=None):

Build a byte buffer from a value of this type.

Examples

Converting some values to their byte representation.

>>> F32.to_bytes(0.222)
b'øSc>'
>>> Array(U16, 2).to_bytes([0xfe, 0xfeff])
b'þÿþ'
>>> BigEndian(U16).to_bytes(0xfffe)
b'ÿþ'
>>> U16.to_bytes(0xfffe)
b'þÿ'

Information

ParametersvalueUndocumented (type: _Any)
contextThe context object. See package documentation. (type: _Any)
ReturnsUndocumented (type: bytes)
def size_bytes(self, context=None):

The minimal number of bytes necessary to hold an instance of this type, possibly depending on the context.

Information

ReturnsAn integer.
def is_context_sensitive(self):

Whether the context argument needed by some methods actually has an effect.

Types that return False to this method are context-insensitive types. You can safely pass any object as context parameter (including None) to the methods of such type.

Note that the context-sensitivity of a type may change in the future.

Examples

Getting the size of a type without needing a context for context-insensitive types: >>> types.U32.is_context_sensitive() False >>> types.U32.size_bytes(context=None) 4 >>> array32_12 = types.Array(types.U32, 12) >>> array32_12.is_context_sensitive() False >>> array32_12.size_bytes() # context=None by default 48

Context-sensitive types may raise errors when attempting to get the size without a context: >>> types.USize.is_context_sensitive() True >>> types.USize.size_bytes(context=None) ValueError: Please provide a context when using a context-sensitive type

API Documentation for reven2, generated by pydoctor 21.2.2 at 2022-03-08 15:23:15.