H5S_CREATE_SIMPLE creates a new simple dataspace and opens it for access, returning a dataspace identifier.
rank is the number of dimensions used in the dataspace.
current_dims is a one-dimensional array of size
rank specifying the size of each dimension of the dataset.
maximum_dims is an array of the same size specifying the upper limit on the size of each dimension.
Any element of
current_dims can be
0 (zero). Note that no data can be written to a dataset if the size of any dimension of its current dataspace is
0. This is sometimes a useful initial state for a dataset.
maximum_dims may be the null pointer, in which case the upper limit is the same as
current_dims. Otherwise, no element of
maximum_dims should be smaller than the corresponding element of
If an element of
H5S_UNLIMITED, the maximum size of the corresponding dimension is unlimited.
Any dataset with an unlimited dimension must also be chunked; see H5P_SET_CHUNK. Similarly, a dataset must be chunked if
current_dims does not equal
The dataspace identifier returned from this function must be released with H5S_CLOSE or resource leaks will occur.