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WCTYPE

WCTYPE

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

wctype - define character class  

SYNOPSIS

#include <wctype.h>

wctype_t wctype(const char *property);
 

DESCRIPTION

The wctype() function is defined for valid character class names as defined in the current locale. The property argument is a string identifying a generic character class for which codeset-specific type information is required. The following character class names shall be defined in all locales:

alnum
alpha
blank
cntrl

digit
graph
lower
print
    

punct
space
upper
xdigit

Additional character class names defined in the locale definition file (category LC_CTYPE ) can also be specified.

The function shall return a value of type wctype_t, which can be used as the second argument to subsequent calls of iswctype(). The wctype() function shall determine values of wctype_t according to the rules of the coded character set defined by character type information in the program's locale (category LC_CTYPE ). The values returned by wctype() shall be valid until a call to setlocale() that modifies the category LC_CTYPE .  

RETURN VALUE

The wctype() function shall return 0 if the given character class name is not valid for the current locale (category LC_CTYPE ); otherwise, it shall return an object of type wctype_t that can be used in calls to iswctype().  

ERRORS

No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

iswctype() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <wctype.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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