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MIT License

Copyright (c) 2019 Daniel Mark Gass (dan.gass@gmail.com)

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What’s Next?

plum development is not done! Here are the major features being planned and worked on:

  • Improve documentation.

    • Add simple examples to reference pages.
  • Refine regression tests.

    • Add exception (user experience) test cases.
  • Add types.

    • IpAddr
    • MacAddr
  • Increase performance.

    The long term goal aims to rival performance of the struct standard library module, a difficult task given that struct is very lean and efficient.

    A complimentary plum-boost package exists to help achieve this goal. Currently the package offers an alternative versions of the unpack(), unpack_from(), pack() and pack_into() functions. These alternative implementations are implemented in “C” and accelerate packing and unpacking integers and structures.

    Currently the plum-boost package is not yet available.

  • Expand support for “views” of buffers.

    • For the remaining core plum types, develop associated “view” types.