Create a vectorBlock Object

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Description

These functions create a "vectorBlock" or lengthBlock object, which are a descriptions of a block of binary data. These can be used as part of a description of a binary format.

Usage

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Arguments

block

An object derived from the "memBlock" class, e.g., an "atomicBlock" object.

length

The number of block objects in the overall binary block.

Details

These objects describe a block of binary data that consists of a repeating sub-block. The sub-block can be any type of "memBlock" object.

There is also a predefined ASCIIline block, which is a block of single-byte characters terminated by a newline character.

Value

A "vectorBlock" or lengthBlock object.

Author(s)

Paul Murrell

See Also

memFormat readFormat memBlock atomicBlock mixedBlock markedBlock

Examples

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# A block of 20 four-byte blocks
# which are interpreted as integer values
vectorBlock(integer4, 20)