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libdatatypes provides various abstract data types in plain C (C11). It's fast, has a small memory footprint and is well-documented. The library has been tested on x86, x86-64 and ARMv6 with GCC and Clang.

The following data types are available:

All data types are generic. Compare and memory allocation functions are customizable.


To build the library GNU Make is required. Please edit the Makefile to change file locations and dependencies.

The asynchronous message queue implementation requires POSIX threads. You can disable this feature in the related section of the Makefile.

If you want to build the library on a Debian based distribution enter the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential git
$ git clone
$ cd datatypes

Now build and install the library:

$ make
$ sudo make install && ldconfig


To generate the code documentation please run Doxygen. You find example code in the "test" directory.

The documentation is also available online.