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

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

       getwc — get a wide character from a stream

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <wchar.h>

       wint_t getwc(FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with
       the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described
       here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of
       POSIX.1‐2008 defers to the ISO C standard.

       The getwc() function shall be equivalent to fgetwc(), except that if
       it is implemented as a macro it may evaluate stream more than once,
       so the argument should never be an expression with side-effects.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Refer to fgetwc(3p).

ERRORS         top

       Refer to fgetwc(3p).

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top

       None.

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       Since it may be implemented as a macro, getwc() may treat incorrectly
       a stream argument with side-effects. In particular, getwc(*f++) does
       not necessarily work as expected.  Therefore, use of this function is
       not recommended; fgetwc() should be used instead.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, fgetwc(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, stdio.h(0p), wchar.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                           GETWC(3P)