GETWCHAR(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual GETWCHAR(3P)

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NAME getwchar - get a wide character from a stdin stream

SYNOPSIS #include <wchar.h>

wint_t getwchar(void);

DESCRIPTION The getwchar() function shall be equivalent to getwc(stdin).

RETURN VALUE Refer to fgetwc().

ERRORS Refer to fgetwc().

The following sections are informative.


APPLICATION USAGE If the wint_t value returned by getwchar() is stored into a variable of type wchar_t and then compared against the wint_t macro WEOF, the result may be incorrect. Only the wint_t type is guaranteed to be able to represent any wide character and WEOF.



SEE ALSO fgetwc(), getwc(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <wchar.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. 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 .

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