18.2 HDF5 Handles
|For Standard||RESQML v2.0.1|
The HDF5 API uses a handle-based pattern. This means that the typical programming scenario is as follows:
- Create or open an HDF5 element, such as a file or Dataset. HDF5 returns a handle of type hid_t.
- Interact with the HDF5 element using the handle.
- Close the handle using the appropriate “close” method. For example, you can close a file handle using the H5Fclose function.
In the examples below, the closing of handles is omitted for clarity.