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wmemcmp — compare wide characters in memory
int wmemcmp(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2, size_t n);
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 wmemcmp() function shall compare the first n wide characters of the object pointed to by ws1 to the first n wide characters of the object pointed to by ws2. This function shall not be affected by locale and all wchar_t values shall be treated identically. The null wide character and wchar_t values not corresponding to valid characters shall not be treated specially.
If n is zero, the application shall ensure that ws1 and ws2 are valid pointers, and the function shall behave as if the two objects compare equal.
The wmemcmp() function shall return an integer greater than, equal to, or less than zero, respectively, as the object pointed to by ws1 is greater than, equal to, or less than the object pointed to by ws2.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
wmemchr(), wmemcpy(), wmemmove(), wmemset()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008, <wchar.h>
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 .
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