May 26, 2018
Improved Perl interface to Ralf Engelschall’s mm library #’
IPCMMA provides an interface to Ralf Engelschall’s mm library, allowing memory to be shared between multiple processes in a relatively convenient way.
IPCMMA is a superset of Arthur Choung’s IPCMM module, adding arrays and allowing any Perl scalar to be used as a hash/BTree key rather than just C strings. IPCMMA hashes are like IPCMM BTrees in that they return keys in sorted order ineach, keys, and next operations.
An IPCMMA array can store data in any of six ways, including general-purpose scalars, signed or unsigned integers, floating-point numbers, fixed-length strings/records, and booleans at one bit per array element.