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Module std.mmfile

Read and write memory mapped files.

Memory mapped files are a mechanism in operating systems that allows file access through virtual memory. After opening a file with MmFile, the contents can be read from or written to with standard slice / pointer operations. Changes to the memory are automatically reflected in the underlying file.

Memory mapping can increase I/O performance of large files, compared to buffered read / write operations from std.file and std.stdio. However, I/O errors are not handled as safely: when for example the disk that the file is on gets removed, reading from it may result in a segfault.



MmFile MmFile objects control the memory mapped file resource.


Walter Bright, Matthew Wilson


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