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namefind(3) MBK UTILITY FUNCTIONS namefind(3)


namefind - hash table for strings


This software belongs to the ALLIANCE CAD SYSTEM developed by the ASIM team at LIP6 laboratory of Université Pierre et Marie CURIE, in Paris, France.

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#include "mut.h"
char ∗namefind(inputname)
char ∗inputname;


Pointer to a string of characters


The namefind function search the mbk dictionnary of names. If the string has already been inserted in the dictionnary, then a pointer to this string is return, else namefind returns NULL.
The case of the letters do not matter. All names are changed to lower case before beeing searched in the symbol table. This is needed because most of the file format do not check case.
namefind is used by all mbk utility function using names, so its use should be needed only when directly filling or modifing the structure, or when having to compare an external string to mbk internal ones. This should speed up string comparisons.
One shall never modify the contains of a string pointed to by a result of namefind, since all the field that points to this name would have there values modified, and that there is no chance that the new hash code will be the same as the old one, so pointer comparison would be meaningless. All string used by namefind are constants string, and therefore must be left alone.


namefind returns a string pointer if the inputname is already in the hash table, else NULL.


#include "mut.h"
#include "mlo.h"
lofig_list ∗find_fig(name)
char ∗name;
lofig_list ∗p;
	name = namefind(name);
	if (name == NULL)
	    return NULL;
	for (p = HEAD_LOFIG; p; p = p->NEXT)
		if (p->NAME == name) /∗ pointer equality ∗/
			return p;
	return NULL;


namefind can be used only after a call to mbkenv(3).


mbk(1) namealloc(3).


This tool is under development at the ASIM department of the LIP6 laboratory.
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October 1, 1997 ASIM/LIP6