Common C++ classes and routines used by my applications such as argument parser, IO and conversion utilities
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# c++utilities
Common C++ classes and routines used by my applications such as argument parser, IO and conversion utilities.
## Features
The library utilizes:
* parsing command-line arguments
* dealing with chronology (DateTime, TimeSpan)
* conversion of primitive data types to byte-buffers and vice versa, supporting
litte-endian and big-endian
* common string conversions/operations, eg.
- split, join, findAndReplace
- numberToString, stringToNumber
- encodeBase64, decodeBase64
* IO
- reading/writing primitive data types of various sizes (little-endian and big-endian)
- reading/writing terminated strings and size-prefixed strings
- bitwise reading
- parsing INI files
* building with CMake by providing some modules and templates
## Build instructions
### Requirements
#### Build-only dependencies
* C++ compiler supporting C++11 (I've tested GNU g++, Clang and mingw-w64 yet.)
* CMake (I've only tested 3.5.1 so far.)
* cppunit for unit tests (optional)
#### Runtime dependencies
* The c++utilities library itself only needs the C/C++ standard library.
* For dependencies of my other projects check the of these projects.
### How to build
Just run:
cd "path/to/build/directory"
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/final/install/location" "path/to/projectdirectory"
make check # build and run unit tests (optional)
make DESTDIR="/temporary/install/location" install
#### General notes
* The make option *-j* can be used for concurrent compilation.
* Building with qmake is not supported anymore.
#### Building for Windows
Building for Windows with Mingw-w64 cross compiler can be utilized using a small
[cmake wrapper from Fedora](
${_arch}-cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/final/install/location" "path/to/projectdirectory"
make DESTDIR="/temporary/install/location" install-mingw-w64-strip
* To create the \*.ico file for the application icon ffmpeg/avconv is required.
* The target ```install-mingw-w64-strip``` in the example will only install files
suitable for creating a cross-compiler package and additionally strip the binaries.
#### Development builds
During development I find it useful to build all required projects (for instace c++utilities, qtutilities, tagparser and tageditor) as one big project.
This can be easily achieved by using CMakes ```add_subdirectory()``` function. For project files
see the repository [subdirs](
For a debug build, just use ```-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug```.
### Creating Arch Linux package
The repository [PKGBUILDs]( contains files for building Arch Linux packages.
PKGBUILD files to build for Windows using the Mingw-w64 compiler are also included.
### Notes
* Because of [GCC Bug 66145]( usage of the new libstdc++ ABI
is currently disabled. Linking against cppunit built using new libstdc++ ABI isn't possible.
- rewrite argument parser (the API might change slightly)
- remove unused features