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isspace, isspace_l — test for a white-space character
int isspace(int c);
int isspace_l(int c, locale_t locale);
For isspace(): 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.1‐2017 defers to the ISO C standard.
The isspace() and isspace_l() functions shall test
whether c is a character of class space in the current locale,
or in the locale represented by locale, respectively; see the Base
Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, Chapter 7,
The c argument is an int, the value of which the
application shall ensure is a character representable as an unsigned
char or equal to the value of the macro EOF. If the argument has any
other value, the behavior is undefined.
The behavior is undefined if the locale argument to
isspace_l() is the special locale object LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or is not a
valid locale object handle.
The isspace() and isspace_l() functions shall return non-zero if
c is a white-space character; otherwise, they shall return 0.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
To ensure applications portability, especially across natural languages, only
these functions and the functions in the reference pages listed in the SEE
ALSO section should be used for character classification.
isalnum(), isalpha(), iscntrl(),
isdigit(), isgraph(), islower(),
isprint(), ispunct(), isupper(),
isxdigit(), setlocale(), uselocale()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, Chapter
7, Locale, <ctype.h>,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE
Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating
System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018
Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. 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
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