Common C++ classes and routines used by my applications such as argument parser, IO and conversion utilities
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# C++ utilities
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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
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* dealing with dates and times
* conversion of primitive data types to byte-buffers and vice versa (litte-endian and big-endian)
* common string conversions/operations, eg.
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- split, join, find and replace
- conversion from number to string and vice verca
- encoding/decoding base-64
* IO
- reading/writing primitive data types of various sizes (little-endian and big-endian)
- reading/writing terminated strings and size-prefixed strings
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- reading/writing INI files
- reading bitwise
* 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)
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* Doxygen for API documentation (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)
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make c++utilities_apidoc # build API documentation (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/source/directory"
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
* There is a workaround for [GCC Bug 66145]( provided
in io/catchiofailure.h.
- remove unused features