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    Allocate a buffer having a specified number of bytes.

    Installation

    npm install @stdlib/buffer-alloc-unsafe

    Usage

    var allocUnsafe = require( '@stdlib/buffer-alloc-unsafe' );

    allocUnsafe( size )

    Unsafely allocates a buffer having a specified number of bytes.

    var buf = allocUnsafe( 10 );
    // returns <Buffer>

    Notes

    • The underlying memory of returned Buffer instances is not initialized. Memory contents are unknown and may contain sensitive data.
    • When the size is less than half the pool size (specified on the Buffer constructor in modern Node.js environments), memory is allocated from the Buffer pool for faster allocation of new Buffer instances.

    Examples

    var allocUnsafe = require( '@stdlib/buffer-alloc-unsafe' );
    
    var buf;
    var i;
    
    // Repeatedly unsafely allocate memory and inspect the buffer contents...
    for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
        buf = allocUnsafe( 100 );
        console.log( buf.toString() );
    }

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    Notice

    This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

    For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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    License

    See LICENSE.

    Copyright

    Copyright © 2016-2022. The Stdlib Authors.

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    npm i @stdlib/buffer-alloc-unsafe

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