fparseln()

return the next logical line from a stream 

Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>

char *fparseln(FILE *stream, size_t *len, size_t *lineno, const char delim[3], int flags)


DESCRIPTION

The fparseln() function returns a pointer to the next logical line from the stream referenced by stream. This string is NUL terminated and it is dynamically allocated on each invocation. It is the responsibility of the caller to free the pointer.

By default, if a character is escaped, both it and the preceding escape character will be present in the returned string. Various flags alter this behaviour.


PARAMETERS

stream 

The stream to read from.

len 

If not NULL, the length of the string is stored in the memory location to which it points.

lineno 

If not NULL, the value of the memory location to which is pointed to, is incremented by the number of lines actually read from the file.

delim 

Contains the escape, continuation, and comment characters. If a character is NUL then processing for that character is disabled. If NULL, all characters default to values specified below. The contents of delim is as follows:

delim[0] 

The escape character, which defaults to \\, is used to remove any special meaning from the next character.

delim[1] 

The continuation character, which defaults to \\, is used to indicate that the next line should be concatenated with the current one if this character is the last character on the current line and is not escaped.

delim[2] 

The comment character, which defaults to #, if not escaped indicates the beginning of a comment that extends until the end of the current line.

flags 

If non-zero, alter the operation of fparseln(). The various flags, which may be or-ed together, are:

FPARSELN_UNESCCOMM 

Remove escape preceding an escaped comment.

FPARSELN_UNESCCONT 

Remove escape preceding an escaped continuation.

FPARSELN_UNESCESC 

Remove escape preceding an escaped escape.

FPARSELN_UNESCREST 

Remove escape preceding any other character.

FPARSELN_UNESCALL 

All of the above.


RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion a pointer to the parsed line is returned; otherwise, NULL is returned. The fparseln() function uses internally fgetln(), so all error conditions that apply to fgetln(), apply to fparseln(). In addition fparseln() may set errno to ENOMEM and return NULL if it runs out of memory.


CONFORMANCE

BSD UNIX


MULTITHREAD SAFETY LEVEL

MT-Safe.


PORTING ISSUES

None.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Functions:
fgetln()


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