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Feature #13252

Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) over 4 years ago

Hi, 

 I'd like to have a C API that allows me to create String objects without copying the underlying `char *`. char *.    Basically a C API similar to the `rb_str_new_static`, rb_str_new_static*, but have the GC free the underlying `char *` char * when the object dies.    The use case is that at work we have C libraries that allocate `char *` char * and we want to pass those to Ruby land without copying the buffer.    Here is an example of what we're doing now: 

   https://github.com/arthurnn/memcached/commit/1886546944b420dc6953096ba1f5eae772001e31#diff-f508f9b8263ea397534b2b3f8efed987R147 

 I'd like it if there was a public API for doing something like this. 

 Thank you! 

 P.S. I am sure I can't be the first to ask for this, but I couldn't find a similar issue in RedMine, so if this has been answered I apologize. 
 P.P.S. I've added a patch for kind of what I want. 

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