wcscoll, wcscoll_l, wscoll - wide character string comparison using collating
int wcscoll(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2);
int wcscoll_l(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2, locale_t loc);
int wscoll(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2);
The wcscoll(), wcscoll_l(), and wscoll() functions compare
the wide character string pointed to by ws1 to the wide character
string pointed to by ws2, both interpreted as appropriate to the
LC_COLLATE locale category.
These functions do not change the setting of errno if
An application wanting to check for error situations should set
errno to 0 before calling these functions. If errno is
non-zero on return, an error has occurred.
The function wcsoll_l() behaves identically to
wcsoll(), except instead of operating in the current locale, it
operates in the locale specified by loc.
Upon successful completion, these functions return an integer greater than,
equal to, or less than 0, depending upon 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 the locale specified by loc. On
error, they set errno, but no return value is reserved to indicate an
The wcscoll(), wcscoll_l() and wscoll() functions may fail
The ws1 or ws2 arguments contain wide
character codes outside the domain of the collating sequence.
The wcsxfrm(3C) and wcscmp(3C) functions should be used for
sorting large lists, or when performing many comparisons on the same strings.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The wcscoll() and wcscoll_l() functions are
Standard. The wscoll() function is Committed.
newlocale(3C), setlocale(3C), uselocale(3C),
wcscmp(3C), wcsxfrm(3C), attributes(5),