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size of scalar returned by POPp in perlEmbed

by jithoosin (Scribe)
on Feb 03, 2006 at 09:01 UTC ( #527565=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

jithoosin has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi monks,
Is there any way by which we could deteremine the size of string variable returned by POPp command ( used in perl embed ). I need this because i use
char string[2058]; strcpy(string , POPp)
. But the problem is some times the string returned (pointer ) by POPp is greater than the size i already allocted. So i want to dynamically allocate the size required. Could any of the monks tell me how to do this.

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Re: size of scalar returned by POPp in perlEmbed
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Feb 03, 2006 at 09:13 UTC
    'perldoc perlapi' says

    Pops a string off the stack. Deprecated. New code should provide a STRLEN n_a and use POPpx.

    update: so something like
    STRLEN n_a; char* stringy; stringy = POPpx;
    Now n_a contains the length of stringy , and you can do whatever from there.

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