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    This article covers features introduced in SpiderMonkey 1.8.5

    Flattens a string. This makes getting the characters of the string infallible.


    JSFlatString *
    JS_FlattenString(JSContext *cx, JSString *str);
    Name Type Description
    cx JSContext * The context. Requires request. In a JS_THREADSAFE build, the caller must be in a request on this JSContext.
    str JSString * The string to flatten.


    JS_FlattenString flattens a string str and returns a pointer to JSFlatString.

    To catch errors, an opaque JSFlatString type is returned.

    Note: The input and output of JS_FlattenString() are the same actual GC-thing so only one needs to be rooted.

    If a JSString is known to be flat, you can use JS_ASSERT_STRING_IS_FLAT to make a debug-checked cast. Example:

    // In a fallible situation
    JSFlatString *fstr = JS_FlattenString(cx, str);
    if (!fstr)
      return false;
    // in an infallible situation, for the same 'str'
    const jschar *chars = JS_GetFlatStringChars(fstr)

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