Submitter: UK C Panel
Submission Date: 2001-09-07
Source: Clive D.W. Feather <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: lacuna in iswctype and towctrans
Consider the calls:
iswctype (c, wctype (property)) towctrans (c, wctrans (property))where property is not valid in the current locale. The wctype and wctrans functions return zero, but the behaviour of iswctype and towctrans is not specified.
I believe it would be useful - and considered natural - for them to return 0 ("c does not have this property") and c ("c is unaffected by this mapping") respectively.
Suggested Technical Corrigendum
Append to 188.8.131.52.1#4:
If desc is zero, the iswctype function returns zero (false).
Append to 184.108.40.206.1#4:
If desc is zero, the towctrans function returns the value of wc.
Since no behavior is specified when desc is zero, for either iswctype() or towctrans(), the behavior is undefined. We do not believe it would be appropriate to add new requirements here.
The Committee believes this should be considered for a future revision of the Standard.
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