STRCOLL(3C) Standard C Library Functions STRCOLL(3C)

strcoll, strcoll_l - string collation

#include <string.h>
int strcoll(const char *s1, const char *s2);

int strcoll_l(const char *s1, const char *s2, locale_t loc);

Both strcoll() and strxfrm(3C) provide for locale-specific string sorting. strcoll() is intended for applications in which the number of comparisons per string is small. When strings are to be compared a number of times, strxfrm(3C) is a more appropriate function because the transformation process occurs only once.

The strcoll_l() function behaves identically to strcoll(), except instead of operating in the current locale, it operates in the locale specified by loc.

The strcoll() function does 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 strcoll(), then check errno.

Upon successful completion, strcoll() returns an integer greater than, equal to, or less than zero in direct correlation to whether string s1 is greater than, equal to, or less than the string s2. The comparison is based on strings interpreted as appropriate to the locale category LC_COLLATE (see setlocale(3C)).

On error, strcoll() may set errno, but no return value is reserved to indicate an error.

The strcoll() and strcoll_l() functions may fail if:


The s1 or s2 arguments contain characters outside the domain of the collating sequence.

collation database for locale

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:
CSI Enabled
Interface Stability Standard
MT-Level MT-Safe

localedef(1), newlocale(3C), setlocale(3C), string(3C), strxfrm(3C), uselocale(3C), wsxfrm(3C), attributes(7), environ(7), standards(7)

June 23, 2014 OmniOS