to_utf32_fast


Description:

public string32 to_utf32_fast (long len = -1, out long items_written = null)

Convert a string from UTF-8 to a 32-bit fixed width representation as UCS-4, assuming valid UTF-8 input.

This function is roughly twice as fast as to_utf32 but does no error checking on the input. A trailing 0 character will be added to the string after the converted text.

Parameters:

len

the maximum length of str to use, in bytes. If len < 0, then the string is nul-terminated.

items_written

location to store the number of characters in the result, or null.

str

a UTF-8 encoded string

Returns:

a pointer to a newly allocated UCS-4 string. This value must be freed with g_free .