Why does my serialization of a C struct fail?
Hello fellow replers,
For a small experiment of my own, I've tried to serialize a C structure called
Point2D, which stores two signed integers x and y, into a file. Then, I wanted to read that data from a file into another
The original is named
data1. It's x and y members are set to 12 and 24 respectively. The copy to store the serialized data is named
copy. It should have the same values as
To achieve this, I've made 2 functions called
Point2D_Load. The first one is supposed to write a
Point2D struct from its pointer into a file as bytes (chars). The second one is supposed to read the serialized character bytes of the previous
Point2D struct's data into a dynamically allocated
Also, I've put various checks for null pointers and open file failures. I don't think that those are causing problems.
Actual Code Behavior:
However, when I ran my code a few times,
copy always ends up with
copy.x = 0 and
copy.y = 0. I suspect that my
Point2D_Read() function is bugged, but I don't understand why it's not reading the values correctly.
I'd like some help from anyone who happens to stop by, thanks!