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wctype: define character class
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wctype - define character class
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:
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 .
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().
No errors are defined.
COPYRIGHTPortions 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 .