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 * @file
 * Public dictionary API.
 * @deprecated
 *  AVDictionary is provided for compatibility with libav. It is both in
 *  implementation as well as API inefficient. It does not scale and is
 *  extremely slow with large dictionaries.
 *  It is recommended that new code uses our tree container from tree.c/h
 *  where applicable, which uses AVL trees to achieve O(log n) performance.


 * @addtogroup lavu_dict AVDictionary
 * @ingroup lavu_data
 * @brief Simple key:value store
 * @{
 * Dictionaries are used for storing key:value pairs. To create
 * an AVDictionary, simply pass an address of a NULL pointer to
 * av_dict_set(). NULL can be used as an empty dictionary wherever
 * a pointer to an AVDictionary is required.
 * Use av_dict_get() to retrieve an entry or iterate over all
 * entries and finally av_dict_free() to free the dictionary
 * and all its contents.
 * @code
 * AVDictionary *d = NULL;                // "create" an empty dictionary
 * av_dict_set(&d, "foo", "bar", 0);      // add an entry
 * char *k = av_strdup("key");            // if your strings are already allocated,
 * char *v = av_strdup("value");          // you can avoid copying them like this
 * av_dict_set(&d, k, v, AV_DICT_DONT_STRDUP_KEY | AV_DICT_DONT_STRDUP_VAL);
 * AVDictionaryEntry *t = NULL;
 * while (t = av_dict_get(d, "", t, AV_DICT_IGNORE_SUFFIX)) {
 *     <....>                             // iterate over all entries in d
 * }
 * av_dict_free(&d);
 * @endcode

#define AV_DICT_MATCH_CASE      1
#define AV_DICT_DONT_STRDUP_KEY 4   /**< Take ownership of a key that's been
                                         allocated with av_malloc() and children. */
#define AV_DICT_DONT_STRDUP_VAL 8   /**< Take ownership of a value that's been
                                         allocated with av_malloc() and chilren. */
#define AV_DICT_DONT_OVERWRITE 16   ///< Don't overwrite existing entries.
#define AV_DICT_APPEND         32   /**< If the entry already exists, append to it.  Note that no
                                      delimiter is added, the strings are simply concatenated. */

typedef struct {
    char *key;
    char *value;
} AVDictionaryEntry;

typedef struct AVDictionary AVDictionary;

 * Get a dictionary entry with matching key.
 * @param prev Set to the previous matching element to find the next.
 *             If set to NULL the first matching element is returned.
 * @param flags Allows case as well as suffix-insensitive comparisons.
 * @return Found entry or NULL, changing key or value leads to undefined behavior.
AVDictionaryEntry *
av_dict_get(AVDictionary *m, const char *key, const AVDictionaryEntry *prev, int flags);

 * Get number of entries in dictionary.
 * @param m dictionary
 * @return  number of entries in dictionary
int av_dict_count(const AVDictionary *m);

 * Set the given entry in *pm, overwriting an existing entry.
 * @param pm pointer to a pointer to a dictionary struct. If *pm is NULL
 * a dictionary struct is allocated and put in *pm.
 * @param key entry key to add to *pm (will be av_strduped depending on flags)
 * @param value entry value to add to *pm (will be av_strduped depending on flags).
 *        Passing a NULL value will cause an existing entry to be deleted.
 * @return >= 0 on success otherwise an error code <0
int av_dict_set(AVDictionary **pm, const char *key, const char *value, int flags);

 * Copy entries from one AVDictionary struct into another.
 * @param dst pointer to a pointer to a AVDictionary struct. If *dst is NULL,
 *            this function will allocate a struct for you and put it in *dst
 * @param src pointer to source AVDictionary struct
 * @param flags flags to use when setting entries in *dst
 * @note metadata is read using the AV_DICT_IGNORE_SUFFIX flag
void av_dict_copy(AVDictionary **dst, AVDictionary *src, int flags);

 * Free all the memory allocated for an AVDictionary struct
 * and all keys and values.
void av_dict_free(AVDictionary **m);

 * @}

#endif /* AVUTIL_DICT_H */