uselocale — set/get the locale for the calling thread
sets the current locale for the calling thread, and returns
the thread's previously current locale. After a successful
uselocale(), any calls
by this thread to functions that depend on the locale will
operate as though the locale has been set to
argument can have one of the following values:
A handle returned by a call to(
The calling thread's current locale is set to the specified locale.
The calling thread's current locale is set to the global locale determined by setlocale(3).
The calling thread's current locale is left unchanged (and the current locale is returned as the function result).
returns the locale handle that was set by the previous call
uselocale() in this thread,
LC_GLOBAL_HANDLE if there
was no such previous call. On error, it returns (locale_t) 0, and sets
errno to indicate the cause of
uselocale() does not allow selective
replacement of individual locale categories. To employ a
locale that differs in only a few categories from the current
locale, use calls to duplocale(3) and newlocale(3) to obtain a
locale object equivalent to the current locale and modify the
desired categories in that object.
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