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WCSTOK(3)	      DragonFly Library Functions Manual	     WCSTOK(3)

NAME

wcstok -- split wide-character string into tokens

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <wchar.h> wchar_t * wcstok(wchar_t * restrict str, const wchar_t * restrict sep, wchar_t ** restrict last);

DESCRIPTION

The wcstok() function is used to isolate sequential tokens in a null-ter- minated wide character string, str. These tokens are separated in the string by at least one of the characters in sep. The first time that wcstok() is called, str should be specified; subsequent calls, wishing to obtain further tokens from the same string, should pass a null pointer instead. The separator string, sep, must be supplied each time, and may change between calls. The context pointer last must be provided on each call. The wcstok() function is the wide character counterpart of the strtok_r() function.

RETURN VALUES

The wcstok() function returns a pointer to the beginning of each subse- quent token in the string, after replacing the token itself with a null wide character (L'\0'). When no more tokens remain, a null pointer is returned.

EXAMPLES

The following code fragment splits a wide character string on ASCII space, tab and newline characters and writes the tokens to standard out- put: const wchar_t *seps = L" \t\n"; wchar_t *last, *tok, text[] = L" \none\ttwo\t\tthree \n"; for (tok = wcstok(text, seps, &last); tok != NULL; tok = wcstok(NULL, seps, &last)) wprintf(L"%ls\n", tok);

COMPATIBILITY

Some early implementations of wcstok() omit the context pointer argument, last, and maintain state across calls in a static variable like strtok() does.

SEE ALSO

strtok(3), wcschr(3), wcscspn(3), wcspbrk(3), wcsrchr(3), wcsspn(3)

STANDARDS

The wcstok() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99''). DragonFly 4.1 October 3, 2002 DragonFly 4.1