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Checksum.h

//
// Checksum.h
//
// $Id: //poco/1.3/Foundation/include/Poco/Checksum.h#1 $
//
// Library: Foundation
// Package: Core
// Module:  Checksum
//
// Definition of the Checksum class.
//
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#ifndef Foundation_Checksum_INCLUDED
#define Foundation_Checksum_INCLUDED


#include "Poco/Foundation.h"


namespace Poco {


00049 class Foundation_API Checksum
      /// This class calculates CRC-32 or Adler-32 checksums
      /// for arbitrary data.
      ///
      /// A cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is a type of hash function, which is used to produce a 
      /// small, fixed-size checksum of a larger block of data, such as a packet of network 
      /// traffic or a computer file. CRC-32 is one of the most commonly used CRC algorithms.
      ///
      /// Adler-32 is a checksum algorithm which was invented by Mark Adler. 
      /// It is almost as reliable as a 32-bit cyclic redundancy check for protecting against 
      /// accidental modification of data, such as distortions occurring during a transmission, 
      /// but is significantly faster to calculate in software.
      
{
public:
      enum Type
      {
            TYPE_ADLER32 = 0,
            TYPE_CRC32
      };

      Checksum();
            /// Creates a CRC-32 checksum initialized to 0.

      Checksum(Type t);
            /// Creates the Checksum, using the given type.

      ~Checksum();
            /// Destroys the Checksum.

      void update(const char* data, unsigned length);
            /// Updates the checksum with the given data.

      void update(const std::string& data);
            /// Updates the checksum with the given data.

      void update(char data);
            /// Updates the checksum with the given data.

      Poco::UInt32 checksum() const;
            /// Returns the calculated checksum.

      Type type() const;
            /// Which type of checksum are we calulcating

private:
00095       Type         _type;
      Poco::UInt32 _value;
};


//
// inlines
//
00103 inline void Checksum::update(const std::string& data)
{
      update(data.c_str(), static_cast<unsigned int>(data.size()));
}


00109 inline void Checksum::update(char c)
{
      update(&c, 1);
}


00115 inline Poco::UInt32 Checksum::checksum() const
{
      return _value;
}


00121 inline Checksum::Type Checksum::type() const
{
      return _type;
}


} // namespace Poco


#endif // Foundation_Checksum_INCLUDED

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