WCSTOK

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1999-07-25
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NAME

wcstok - split wide-character string into tokens  

SYNOPSIS

#include <wchar.h>

wchar_t *wcstok(wchar_t *wcs, const wchar_t *delim, wchar_t **ptr);
 

DESCRIPTION

The wcstok() function is the wide-character equivalent of the strtok() function, with an added argument to make it multithread-safe. It can be used to split a wide-character string wcs into tokens, where a token is defined as a substring not containing any wide-characters from delim.

The search starts at wcs, if wcs is not NULL, or at *ptr, if wcs is NULL. First, any delimiter wide-characters are skipped, i.e. the pointer is advanced beyond any wide-characters which occur in delim. If the end of the wide-character string is now reached, wcstok() returns NULL, to indicate that no tokens were found, and stores an appropriate value in *ptr, so that subsequent calls to wcstok() will continue to return NULL. Otherwise, the wcstok() function recognizes the beginning of a token and returns a pointer to it, but before doing that, it zero-terminates the token by replacing the next wide-character which occurs in delim with a L'\0' character, and it updates *ptr so that subsequent calls will continue searching after the end of recognized token.  

RETURN VALUE

The wcstok() function returns a pointer to the next token, or NULL if no further token was found.  

NOTES

The original wcs wide-character string is destructively modified during the operation.  

EXAMPLE

The following code loops over the tokens contained in a wide-character string.

wchar_t *wcs = ...;
wchar_t *token;
wchar_t *state;
for (token = wcstok(wcs, " \t\n", &state);
     token != NULL;
     token = wcstok(NULL, " \t\n", &state)) {
  ...
}
 

CONFORMING TO

C99.  

SEE ALSO

strtok(3), wcschr(3)


 

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