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I am writting a communications module that takes in two types of commands, "put variablename value" and "get variablename". The commands come in as text in an eithernet packet. What I want to be able to do is get a pointer to variablename using the string from the comm module so I don't have to have a case statement with hundreds of cases. Anyone have any ideas?
OH ya... this is C code running on GCC 2.95.3 under Slackware...
Now you can write a function to iterate through the array and set the appropriate value, if some of the variables' values have different types you might want to store the type of the value in string_var_assoc_t, so you can cast the (void *) pointer to the correct type.
The typing out of the array can be made a bit easier with a macro:
Ya, thanks. That is what I figured, I think so it is somewhat easy to figure out for the next poor sap that has to deal with this code I will just do it the long way with a case statement, at least the variables names will be descriptive.