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WCSLEN(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual WCSLEN(3P)

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wcslen, wcsnlen — get length of a fixed-sized wide-character string

#include <wchar.h>
size_t wcslen(const wchar_t *ws);
size_t wcsnlen(const wchar_t *ws, size_t maxlen);

For wcslen(): 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 wcslen() function shall compute the number of wide-character codes in the wide-character string to which ws points, not including the terminating null wide-character code.

The wcsnlen() function shall compute the smaller of the number of wide characters in the string to which ws points, not including the terminating null wide-character code, and the value of maxlen. The wcsnlen() function shall never examine more than the first maxlen characters of the wide-character string pointed to by ws.

The wcslen() function shall return the length of ws.

The wcsnlen() function shall return an integer containing the smaller of either the length of the wide-character string pointed to by ws or maxlen.

No return values are reserved to indicate an error.

No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.






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 .

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