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Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData Class Reference

#include <MetaData.h>

Public Types

typedef Alembic::Util::TokenMap token_map_type
typedef token_map_type::key_type key_type
typedef token_map_type::data_type data_type
typedef token_map_type::value_type value_type

Public Member Functions

 MetaData ()
 MetaData (const MetaData &iCopy)
MetaDataoperator= (const MetaData &iCopy)
void deserialize (const std::string &iFrom)
std::string serialize () const
size_t size () const
const_iterator begin () const
const_iterator end () const
const_reverse_iterator rbegin () const
const_reverse_iterator rend () const
void set (const std::string &iKey, const std::string &iData)
void setUnique (const std::string &iKey, const std::string &iData)
std::string get (const std::string &iKey) const
std::string getRequired (const std::string &iKey) const
void append (const MetaData &iMetaData)
void appendUnique (const MetaData &iMetaData)
bool matches (const MetaData &iMetaData) const
bool matchesOverlap (const MetaData &iMetaData) const
bool matchesExactly (const MetaData &iMetaData) const

Detailed Description

The MetaData class lies at the core of Alembic's notion of "Object and Property Identity". It is a refinement of the idea of Protocol (for Objects) and Interpretation (for Properties) in OpenGTO. It is, essentially, an UNORDERED, UNIQUE DICTIONARY of strings. It turns itself into a regular string for serialization and deserialization. This is not a virtual class, nor is it intended to be used as a base for derivation. It is explicitly declared and implemented as part of the AbcCoreAbstract library. It is composed (not inherited) from Alembic::Util::TokenMap. In order to not have duplicated (and possibly conflicting) policy implementation, we present this class here as a MOSTLY-WRITE-ONCE interface, with selective exception throwing behavior for failed writes.

Definition at line 59 of file MetaData.h.

Member Typedef Documentation

const_iterator typedef this dereferences to a const value_type reference.

Definition at line 89 of file MetaData.h.

Const reference type This is what the iterators dereference to.

Definition at line 85 of file MetaData.h.

const_reverse_iterator typedef this dereferences to a const value_type instance.

Definition at line 93 of file MetaData.h.

Data type. Data is associated with a key, with each key being unique.

Definition at line 76 of file MetaData.h.

Key type. Keys are unique within each MetaData instance.

Definition at line 72 of file MetaData.h.

Our internals are handled by a TokenMap, which we expose through these typedefs.

Definition at line 68 of file MetaData.h.

Value-type This is what the MetaData class "contains", when viewed as a standard container.

Definition at line 81 of file MetaData.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::MetaData ( )

Default constructor creates an empty dictionary. ...

Definition at line 101 of file MetaData.h.

Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::MetaData ( const MetaData iCopy)

Copy constructor copies another MetaData. ...

Definition at line 105 of file MetaData.h.

Member Function Documentation

void Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::append ( const MetaData iMetaData)

append appends the given MetaData to this class. Duplicates are overwritten.

Definition at line 211 of file MetaData.h.

void Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::appendUnique ( const MetaData iMetaData)

append appends the given MetaData to this class. Duplicate values will cause an exception to be thrown.

Definition at line 222 of file MetaData.h.

const_iterator Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::begin ( ) const

Returns a const_iterator corresponding to the beginning of the MetaData or the end of the MetaData if empty.

Definition at line 148 of file MetaData.h.

void Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::deserialize ( const std::string iFrom)

Deserialization will replace the contents of this class with the parsed contents of a string. It will just clear the contents first. It will throw an exception if the string is mal-formed.

Definition at line 123 of file MetaData.h.

const_iterator Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::end ( ) const

Returns a const_iterator corresponding to the end of the MetaData.

Definition at line 152 of file MetaData.h.

std::string Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::get ( const std::string iKey) const

get returns the value, or an empty string if it is not set. ...

Definition at line 192 of file MetaData.h.

std::string Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::getRequired ( const std::string iKey) const

getRequired returns the value, and throws an exception if it is not found.

Definition at line 199 of file MetaData.h.

bool Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::matches ( const MetaData iMetaData) const

The matches function returns true if each of the fields in the passed iMetaData are found in this instance and have the same values. it returns false otherwise. This is not the same as "equals", because this MetaData may contain fields that are not included in the passed iMetaData. This should be the default "matching" function.

Definition at line 242 of file MetaData.h.

bool Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::matchesExactly ( const MetaData iMetaData) const

the matchesExactly function returns true if we're exactly equal in every field. This is a rarely useful concept with MetaData. It is for this reason that we explicitly do not overload the == operator.

Definition at line 274 of file MetaData.h.

bool Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::matchesOverlap ( const MetaData iMetaData) const

The matchesExisting function returns true if, for each of the fields in the passed iMetaData, we have either no entry, or the same entry.

Definition at line 257 of file MetaData.h.

MetaData& Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::operator= ( const MetaData iCopy)

Assignment operator copies the contents of another MetaData instance.

Definition at line 109 of file MetaData.h.

const_reverse_iterator Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::rbegin ( ) const

Returns a const_reverse_iterator corresponding to the beginning of the MetaData or the end of the MetaData if empty.

Definition at line 156 of file MetaData.h.

const_reverse_iterator Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::rend ( ) const

Returns an const_reverse_iterator corresponding to the end of the MetaData.

Definition at line 160 of file MetaData.h.

std::string Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::serialize ( ) const

Serialization will convert the contents of this MetaData into a single string.

Definition at line 132 of file MetaData.h.

void Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::set ( const std::string iKey,
const std::string iData 

set lets you set a key/data pair. This will silently overwrite an existing value.

Definition at line 168 of file MetaData.h.

void Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::setUnique ( const std::string iKey,
const std::string iData 

setUnique lets you set a key/data pair, but throws an exception if you attempt to change the value of an existing field. It is fine if you set the same value.

Not the most efficient implementation at the moment.

Definition at line 177 of file MetaData.h.

size_t Alembic::AbcCoreAbstract::ALEMBIC_VERSION_NS::MetaData::size ( ) const

Definition at line 140 of file MetaData.h.

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