PointerToolkit 1.0.0-preview1

This is a prerelease version of PointerToolkit.
There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
dotnet add package PointerToolkit --version 1.0.0-preview1
NuGet\Install-Package PointerToolkit -Version 1.0.0-preview1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="PointerToolkit" Version="1.0.0-preview1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add PointerToolkit --version 1.0.0-preview1
#r "nuget: PointerToolkit, 1.0.0-preview1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install PointerToolkit as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=PointerToolkit&version=1.0.0-preview1&prerelease

// Install PointerToolkit as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=PointerToolkit&version=1.0.0-preview1&prerelease


Provides structs that wrap pointers, Unsafe methods for converting to and from ref pointers of any type, as well as Interlocked and Volatile operations on ref pointers.

Even using the built-in System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Unsafe class, you cannot reinterpret refs to raw pointers for use in calls to methods such as Interlocked.Exchange() or Volatile.Read().

Pointers up to 3 levels of indirection are supported, e.g. void*** and T***. The helper classes UnsafePtr, InterlockedPtr, and VolatilePtr are provided.

We may get this in .NET itself someday, if https://github.com/dotnet/runtime/issues/62342 is approved and landed. Until then, you can use this.

namespace PointerToolkit;

public static unsafe class UnsafePtr
    public static ref T As<T>(ref void* source)
        where T : unmanaged;

    public static ref U As<T, U>(ref T* source)
        where T : unmanaged
        where U : unmanaged;

    // etc.

public static unsafe class InterlockedPtr
    public static void* Exchange(ref void* location1, void* value);

    public static T* Exchange<T>(ref T* location1, T* value)
        where T : unmanaged;

    // etc.

public static unsafe class VolatilePtr
    public static void* Read(ref void* location);

    public static T* Read<T>(ref T* location)
        where T : unmanaged;

    public static void Write(ref void* location, void* value);

    public static void Write<T>(ref T* location, T* value)
        where T : unmanaged;

    // etc.
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1.0.1 163 12/30/2023
1.0.0 383 11/29/2022
1.0.0-preview8 121 11/9/2022
1.0.0-preview7 197 1/26/2022
1.0.0-preview6 142 1/3/2022
1.0.0-preview5 136 12/7/2021
1.0.0-preview4 151 12/7/2021
1.0.0-preview3 433 12/4/2021
1.0.0-preview2 391 12/4/2021
1.0.0-preview1 382 12/4/2021