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wcstok: split a wide-character string into tokens
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wcstok - split a wide-character string into tokens
A sequence of calls to wcstok() shall break the wide-character string pointed to by ws1 into a sequence of tokens, each of which shall be delimited by a wide-character code from the wide-character string pointed to by ws2. The ptr argument points to a caller-provided wchar_t pointer into which the wcstok() function shall store information necessary for it to continue scanning the same wide-character string.
The first call in the sequence has ws1 as its first argument, and is followed by calls with a null pointer as their first argument. The separator string pointed to by ws2 may be different from call to call.
The first call in the sequence shall search the wide-character string pointed to by ws1 for the first wide-character code that is not contained in the current separator string pointed to by ws2. If no such wide-character code is found, then there are no tokens in the wide-character string pointed to by ws1 and wcstok() shall return a null pointer. If such a wide-character code is found, it shall be the start of the first token.
The wcstok() function shall then search from there for a wide-character code that is contained in the current separator string. If no such wide-character code is found, the current token extends to the end of the wide-character string pointed to by ws1, and subsequent searches for a token shall return a null pointer. If such a wide-character code is found, it shall be overwritten by a null wide character, which terminates the current token. The wcstok() function shall save a pointer to the following wide-character code, from which the next search for a token shall start.
Each subsequent call, with a null pointer as the value of the first argument, shall start searching from the saved pointer and behave as described above.
No errors are defined.
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