fstrcmp man page

fstrcmp — fuzzy comparison of two strings

Synopsis

#include <fstrcmp.h>

#define FSTRCMP_IDENTICAL
#define FSTRCMP_THRESHOLD
#define FSTRCMP_ERROR

double fstrcmp(const char *string1, const char *string2);

Description

The fstrcmp() function compares the two strings, string1 and string2.

Return Value

The fstrcmp function returns a floating point value between 0.0 and FSTRCMP_IDENTICAL. A value of 0.0 means the strings are utterly un-alike. A value of FSTRCMP_IDENTICAL means the strings are identical. A value of more than FSTRCMP_THRESHOLD (it lies between 0.0 and FSTRCMP_IDENTICAL) would be considered "similar" by most people.

A value of FSTRCMP_ERROR (always negative) indicates a malloc(3) failure.

See Also

fmemcmp(3)
fuzzy comparison of two memory areas
fstrcasecmp(3)
fuzzy comparison of two strings ignoring case
fstrcmpi(3)
fuzzy comparison of two strings
strcmp(3)
compare two strings

Referenced By

fmemcmp(3), fstrcasecmp(3), fstrcmp(1), fstrcmpi(3), fstrcoll(3), fwcscmp(3), fwcscmpi(3).