Method

GLibBytesunref_to_array

Declaration

GByteArray*
g_bytes_unref_to_array (
  GBytes* bytes
)

Description

Unreferences the bytes, and returns a new mutable GByteArray containing the same byte data.

As an optimization, the byte data is transferred to the array without copying if this was the last reference to bytes and bytes was created with g_bytes_new(), g_bytes_new_take() or g_byte_array_free_to_bytes(). In all other cases the data is copied.

Do not use it if bytes contains more than G_MAXUINT bytes. GByteArray stores the length of its data in #guint, which may be shorter than #gsize, that bytes is using.

Available since:2.32

Return value

Returns: An array of guint8
 

A new mutable GByteArray containing the same byte data.

 The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.