wcscoll - wide-character string comparison using collating information
int wcscoll(const wchar_t *ws1, const wchar_t *ws2);
[CX] 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 IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 defers to the ISO C standard.
The wcscoll() function shall compare the wide-character string pointed to by ws1 to the wide-character string pointed to by ws2, both interpreted as appropriate to the LC_COLLATE category of the current locale.
[CX] The wcscoll() function shall not change the setting of errno if successful.
An application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to 0 before calling wcscoll(). If errno is non-zero on return, an error has occurred.
Upon successful completion, wcscoll() shall return an integer greater than, equal to, or less than 0, according to whether the wide-character string pointed to by ws1 is greater than, equal to, or less than the wide-character string pointed to by ws2, when both are interpreted as appropriate to the current locale. [CX] On error, wcscoll() shall set errno, but no return value is reserved to indicate an error.
The wcscoll() function may fail if:
- [CX] The ws1 or ws2 arguments contain wide-character codes outside the domain of the collating sequence.
The wcsxfrm() and wcscmp() functions should be used for sorting large lists.
wcscmp(), wcsxfrm(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <wchar.h>
First released in Issue 4. Derived from the MSE working draft.
Moved from ENHANCED I18N to BASE and the [ENOSYS] error is removed.
The DESCRIPTION is updated to indicate that errno is not changed if the function is successful.