istreamb(3) unformatted streams

Other Alias

ostreamb, iostreamb


#include <Dispatch/iostreamb.h>


istreamb, ostreamb, and iostreamb are streams just like istream, ostream, and iostream except for two features. First, they automatically insert and extract delimiters around datums where necessary so you never have to separate datums by whitespace yourself. Second, they can insert and extract integers as either unformatted (binary) bytes or formatted characters so you can eliminate the time needed to convert integers to strings and back. Both of these features make these classes easier to use than the base stream classes for inter-process communication (IPC).