Idiomatic way of casting [*:0]u8 pointer to []const u8 slice

I apologize if I am asking a trivial question but what is an idiomatic way to cast (convert) a sentinel terminated array of the type [*:0]u8 to a slice []const u8?


Takes a sentinel-terminated pointer and returns a slice, iterating over the memory to find the sentinel and determine the length. Pointer attributes such as const are preserved. [*c] pointers are assumed to be non-null and 0-terminated.


Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for.

for null-terminated character arrays,

std.mem.sliceTo(data[0..], 0)

could be another option.