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

FREELOCALE(3P)            POSIX Programmer's Manual           FREELOCALE(3P)

PROLOG         top

       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       freelocale — free resources allocated for a locale object

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <locale.h>

       void freelocale(locale_t locobj);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The freelocale() function shall cause the resources allocated for a
       locale object returned by a call to the newlocale() or duplocale()
       functions to be released.

       The behavior is undefined if the locobj argument is the special
       locale object LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or is not a valid locale object
       handle.

       Any use of a locale object that has been freed results in undefined
       behavior.

RETURN VALUE         top

       None.

ERRORS         top

       None.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top

   Freeing Up a Locale Object
       The following example shows a code fragment to free a locale object
       created by newlocale():

           #include <locale.h>
           ...

           /* Every locale object allocated with newlocale() should be
            * freed using freelocale():
            */

           locale_t loc;

           /* Get the locale. */

           loc = newlocale (LC_CTYPE_MASK | LC_TIME_MASK, "locname", NULL);

           /* ... Use the locale object ... */
           ...

           /* Free the locale object resources. */
           freelocale (loc);

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       None.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       duplocale(3p), newlocale(3p), uselocale(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, locale.h(0p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) 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.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

IEEE/The Open Group                 2013                      FREELOCALE(3P)