Generic Instance Method

bindMemory(to:)

Binds this buffer’s memory to the specified type and returns a typed buffer of the bound memory.

Declaration

@discardableResult func bindMemory<T>(to type: T.Type) -> UnsafeBufferPointer<T>

Parameters

type

The type T to bind the memory to.

Return Value

A typed buffer of the newly bound memory. The memory in this region is bound to T, but has not been modified in any other way. The typed buffer references self.count / MemoryLayout<T>.stride instances of T.

Discussion

Use the bindMemory(to:) method to bind the memory referenced by this buffer to the type T. The memory must be uninitialized or initialized to a type that is layout compatible with T. If the memory is uninitialized, it is still uninitialized after being bound to T.