When it comes to working with data types and changing some rules from C99, packetC has done its best to treat types consistently and yet advance language practice by refining how packet data is defined and manipulated. As packet processing is all about analyzing byte streams of packet data into protocol and payload information, appropriate, domain-specific data types are central to packetC. Informally, complex data types are those other than the basic scalar types such as byte, short, int, and long. packetC complex types include traditional C types such as enumerations, arrays, structures, unions, and our extended types such as databases, records, searchsets, descriptors, and references, which are built on familiar type principles and practices.
KeywordsData Type Storage Size Packet Processing Deterministic Finite Automaton Type Casting
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