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mbsinit(3p)

IEEE/The Open Group
2013

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PROLOG

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

mbsinit — determine conversion object status

SYNOPSIS

#include <wchar.h>

int mbsinit(const mbstate_t *ps);

DESCRIPTION

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.
If ps is not a null pointer, the mbsinit() function shall determine whether the object pointed to by ps describes an initial conversion state.

RETURN VALUE

The mbsinit() function shall return non-zero if ps is a null pointer, or if the pointed-to object describes an initial conversion state; otherwise, it shall return zero.
If an mbstate_t object is altered by any of the functions described as ‘‘restartable’’, and is then used with a different character sequence, or in the other conversion direction, or with a different LC_CTYPE category setting than on earlier function calls, the behavior is undefined.

ERRORS

No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES

None.

APPLICATION USAGE

The mbstate_t object is used to describe the current conversion state from a particular character sequence to a wide-character sequence (or vice versa) under the rules of a particular setting of the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale.
The initial conversion state corresponds, for a conversion in either direction, to the beginning of a new character sequence in the initial shift state. A zero valued mbstate_t object is at least one way to describe an initial conversion state. A zero valued mbstate_t object can be used to initiate conversion involving any character sequence, in any LC_CTYPE category setting.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

mbrlen(), mbrtowc(), mbsrtowcs(), wcrtomb(), wcsrtombs()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008, <wchar.h>

COPYRIGHT

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 .
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