strxfrm - string transformation
size_t strxfrm(char *restrict s1, const char *restrict s2, size_t n);
[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 strxfrm() function shall transform the string pointed to by s2 and place the resulting string into the array pointed to by s1. The transformation is such that if strcmp() is applied to two transformed strings, it shall return a value greater than, equal to, or less than 0, corresponding to the result of strcoll() applied to the same two original strings. No more than n bytes are placed into the resulting array pointed to by s1, including the terminating null byte. If n is 0, s1 is permitted to be a null pointer. If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is undefined.
[CX] The strxfrm() function shall not change the setting of errno if successful.
Since no return value is reserved to indicate an error, an application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to 0, then call strxfrm(), then check errno.
Upon successful completion, strxfrm() shall return the length of the transformed string (not including the terminating null byte). If the value returned is n or more, the contents of the array pointed to by s1 are unspecified.
[CX] On error, strxfrm() may set errno but no return value is reserved to indicate an error.
The strxfrm() function may fail if:
- [CX] The string pointed to by the s2 argument contains characters outside the domain of the collating sequence.
The transformation function is such that two transformed strings can be ordered by strcmp() as appropriate to collating sequence information in the program's locale (category LC_COLLATE ).
The fact that when n is 0 s1 is permitted to be a null pointer is useful to determine the size of the s1 array prior to making the transformation.
strcmp() , strcoll() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <string.h>
First released in Issue 3. Included for alignment with the ISO C standard.
The DESCRIPTION is updated to indicate that errno does not change if the function is successful.
Extensions beyond the ISO C standard are marked.
The following new requirements on POSIX implementations derive from alignment with the Single UNIX Specification:
In the RETURN VALUE and ERRORS sections, the [EINVAL] optional error condition is added if no conversion could be performed.
The strxfrm() prototype is updated for alignment with the ISO/IEC 9899:1999 standard.