Generic Instance Method

load(fromByteOffset:as:)

Returns a new instance of the given type, constructed from the raw memory at the specified offset.

Declaration

func load<T>(fromByteOffset offset: Int = 0, as type: T.Type) -> T

Parameters

offset

The offset from this pointer, in bytes. offset must be nonnegative. The default is zero.

type

The type of the instance to create.

Return Value

A new instance of type T, read from the raw bytes at offset. The returned instance is memory-managed and unassociated with the value in the memory referenced by this pointer.

Discussion

The memory at this pointer plus offset must be properly aligned for accessing T and initialized to T or another type that is layout compatible with T.