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GETWC(3)              DragonFly Library Functions Manual              GETWC(3)


fgetwc, fgetwc_l, getwc, getwc_l, getwchar, getwchar_l -- get next wide character from input stream


Standard C Library (libc, -lc)


#include <stdio.h> #include <wchar.h> wint_t fgetwc(FILE *stream); wint_t getwc(FILE *stream); wint_t getwchar(void); #include <xlocale.h> wint_t fgetwc_l(FILE *stream, locale_t locale); wint_t getwc_l(FILE *stream, locale_t locale); wint_t getwchar_l(locale_t locale);


The fgetwc() and fgetwc_l() functions obtain the next input wide character (if present) from the stream pointed at by stream, or the next character pushed back on the stream via ungetwc(3) or ungetwc_l(3). The getwc() and getwc_l() functions act essentially identically to fgetwc() and fgetwc_l(). The getwchar() and getwchar_l() functions are equivalent to getwc() and getwc_l() with the argument stdin. The fgetwc_l(), getwc_l(), and getwchar_l() functions take an explicit locale argument, whereas the fgetwc(), getwc(), and getwchar() functions use the current global or per-thread locale.


If successful, these routines return the next wide character from the stream. If the stream is at end-of-file or a read error occurs, the routines return WEOF. The routines feof(3) and ferror(3) must be used to distinguish between end-of-file and error. If an error occurs, the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. The end-of-file condition is remembered, even on a terminal, and all subsequent attempts to read will return WEOF until the condition is cleared with clearerr(3).


ferror(3), fopen(3), fread(3), getc(3), putwc(3), stdio(3), ungetwc(3), xlocale(3)


The fgetwc(), getwc() and getwchar() functions conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99''). DragonFly 3.7 December 25, 2013 DragonFly 3.7

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