Is there a commonly-used C++ library for the task of reading and writing entire buffers/contiguous containers from files? I mean, reading/writing raw binary data, nor formatted output.

Desired features:

  • Use of memory mapping when relevant/possible
  • Support for endianness correction of integer data
  • Typed and untyped usage
  • Does not force the user to work through streams
  • Supports both self-allocation and provided space for the output
  • Actively maintained

Required features:

  • Libre
  • Gratis
  • Supports Linux


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