bigint-serialiser
a transcoder for serialising JavaScript BigInt values to a Uint8Array or any other array-like object
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bigint-serialiser

About

This module provides a transcoder for serialising JavaScript BigInt values to a Uint8Array or any other array-like object.

Bytes are stored in little-endian order, with the first bit of each byte indicating whether the bytes that follow it are a continuation of the encoding. Negative numbers are stored as one less than their magnitude, with the sign bit set. The sign bit is at the end of the first byte.

encoding samples

Installation

npm install bigint-serialiser

Usage

encode(value: bigint): Uint8Array

encode takes a bigint and returns a Uint8Array containing the encoded bytes.

let { encode } = require('bigint-serialiser');
let bytes = encode(300n);

encodeInto(value: bigint, byteArray: Uint8Array, offset: ?number = 0): number

encodeInto takes a bigint, an array-like, and an optional offset. If the offset is not given, 0 is used for the offset. encodeInto writes the bytes of the encoding of value into byteArray, starting at offset. encodeInto returns the offset following the last byte written. If encodeInto would write past the end of byteArray, encodeInto will throw after partially writing the encoding of value to byteArray.

let { encodeInto } = require('bigint-serialiser');
let bytes = new Uint8Array(5); // [ 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 ]
let followingOffset = encodeInto(300n, bytes, 2); // 4
bytes; // [ 0, 0, 216, 3, 0 ]

decode(byteArray: Uint8Array, offset: ?number): bigint

decode reads a bigint value from an array-like byteArray, starting from an optional offset. If offset is not given, 0 is used for the offset.

let { decode } = require('bigint-serialiser');
let bytes = Uint8Array.of(216, 3, 0);
decode(bytes); // 300n
decode(bytes, 1); // -2n
decode(bytes, 2); // 0n

decodeWithOffset(byteArray: Uint8Array, startingOffset: ?number): { value: bigint, followingOffset: number }

decodeWithOffset reads a bigint value from an array-like byteArray, starting from an optional startingOffset. If startingOffset is not given, 0 is used for the offset. decodeWithOffset returns an object with the bigint in its value field and the offset following the last byte read in its followingOffset field.

let { decodeWithOffset } = require('bigint-serialiser');
let bytes = Uint8Array.of(216, 3, 0);
decodeWithOffset(bytes); // { value: 300n, followingOffset: 2 }

Contributing

  • Open a Github issue with a description of your desired change. If one exists already, leave a message stating that you are working on it.
  • Fork this repo, and clone the forked repo.
  • Install dependencies with npm install.
  • Make sure the tests pass in your environment with npm test.
  • Create a feature branch. Make your changes. Add tests.
  • Test your changes with npm test.
  • Make a commit that includes the text "fixes #XX" where XX is the Github issue number.
  • Open a Pull Request on Github.

License

Copyright 2019 Michael Ficarra

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
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