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

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       Linux  manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may
       not be implemented on Linux.

       wcscoll, wcscoll_l -- wide-character string comparison using  collating

       #include <wchar.h>

       int wcscoll(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2);
       int wcscoll_l(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2,
	   locale_t locale);

       For  wcscoll():	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 wcscoll() and wcscoll_l() functions shall compare the  wide-charac-
       ter string pointed to by ws1 to the wide-character string pointed to by
       ws2, both interpreted as appropriate to the LC_COLLATE category of  the
       current locale, or the locale represented by locale, respectively.

       The wcscoll() and wcscoll_l() functions shall not change the setting of
       errno if successful.

       An application wishing to check for error situations should  set	 errno
       to  0 before calling wcscoll() or wcscoll_l().  If errno is non-zero on
       return, an error has occurred.

       The behavior is undefined if the locale argument to wcscoll_l() is  the
       special	locale object LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or is not a valid locale object

       Upon successful completion, wcscoll() and wcscoll_l() shall  return  an
       integer	greater	 than,	equal to, or less than 0, according to whether
       the wide-character string pointed to by ws1 is greater than, equal  to,
       or less than the wide-character string pointed to by ws2, when both are
       interpreted as appropriate to the current locale, or to the locale rep-
       resented	 by  locale, respectively. On error, wcscoll() and wcscoll_l()
       shall set errno, but no return value is reserved to indicate an error.

       These functions may fail if:

       EINVAL The ws1 or ws2 arguments contain	wide-character	codes  outside
	      the domain of the collating sequence.

       The following sections are informative.


       The  wcsxfrm()  and wcscmp() functions should be used for sorting large



       wcscmp(), wcsxfrm()

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008, <wchar.h>

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