putc man page

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putc — put a byte on a stream

Synopsis

#include <stdio.h>

int putc(int c, FILE *stream);

Description

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.1‐2008 defers to the ISO C standard.

The putc() function shall be equivalent to fputc(), except that if it is implemented as a macro it may evaluate stream more than once, so the argument should never be an expression with side-effects.

Return Value

Refer to fputc().

Errors

Refer to fputc().

The following sections are informative.

Application Usage

Since it may be implemented as a macro, putc() may treat a stream argument with side-effects incorrectly. In particular, putc(c,*f++) does not necessarily work correctly. Therefore, use of this function is not recommended in such situations; fputc() should be used instead.

See Also

Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, fputc()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <stdio.h>

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