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--- duplicate a wide-character string
wchar_t *wcsdup(const wchar_t *string);
function is the wide-character equivalent of the
function shall return a pointer to a new wide-character string,
allocated as if by a call to
which is the duplicate of the wide-character string
The returned pointer can be passed to
A null pointer is returned if the new wide-character string cannot be
Upon successful completion, the
function shall return a pointer to the newly allocated wide-character
string. Otherwise, it shall return a null pointer and set
to indicate the error.
function shall fail if:
Memory large enough for the duplicate string could not be allocated.
The following sections are informative.
For functions that allocate memory as if by
the application should release such memory when it is no longer
required by a call to
this is the return value.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.
(This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
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