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#include <wchar.h> wint_t getwchar(void);
The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2017 defers to the ISO C standard.
The getwchar() function shall be equivalent to getwc(stdin).
Refer to fgetwc().
Refer to fgetwc().
The following sections are informative.
If the wint_t value returned by getwchar() is stored into a variable of type wchar_t and then compared against the wint_t macro WEOF, the result may be incorrect. Only the wint_t type is guaranteed to be able to represent any wide character and WEOF.
Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, fgetwc(), getwc()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2017, <wchar.h>
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