USELOCALE(3C) Standard C Library Functions USELOCALE(3C)


NAME


uselocale - get and set the locale for an individual thread

SYNOPSIS


#include <locale.h>

locale_t uselocale(locale_t loc);

DESCRIPTION


The uselocale() function is used to obtain and set the current locale for
a thread. When a thread is created, it uses the global locale as
specified by calls to setlocale().

If (locale_t)0 is supplied for loc, then no change is made to the
thread's locale setting. This can be used to query the thread's locale
without making any change.

If LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE is supplied for loc, then the thread will use the
global locale, undoing the effect of any prior call to establish a
thread-specific locale.

Otherwise the thread will use the supplied loc locale object as a thread-
specific locale. Changes to the global locale, or to the locale of any
other thread, will not affect this thread.

Locale objects for use with uselocale() can be created with the functions
duplocale(3C) and newlocale(3C).

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, the uselocale() function always returns the
previous locale that was set. If no locale was previously set, the global
locale, LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE, is returned. On failure, the uselocale()
function returns (locale_t)0, and sets errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS


EINVAL An invalid locale was encountered or an internal error occurred
that caused the system to be unable to update the locale.

ATTRIBUTES



+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


locale(1), duplocale(3C), newlocale(3C), setlocale(3C), locale(5)


June 24, 2014 USELOCALE(3C)