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freelocale — free resources allocated for a locale object

#include <locale.h>
void freelocale(locale_t locobj);

The freelocale() function shall cause the resources allocated for a locale object returned by a call to the newlocale() or duplocale() functions to be released.

The behavior is undefined if the locobj argument is the special locale object LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or is not a valid locale object handle.

Any use of a locale object that has been freed results in undefined behavior.



The following sections are informative.

The following example shows a code fragment to free a locale object created by newlocale():

#include <locale.h>
/* Every locale object allocated with newlocale() should be
 * freed using freelocale():
locale_t loc;
/* Get the locale. */
loc = newlocale (LC_CTYPE_MASK | LC_TIME_MASK, "locname", NULL);
/* ... Use the locale object ... */
/* Free the locale object resources. */
freelocale (loc);




duplocale(), newlocale(), uselocale()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <locale.h>

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