Provided by: publib-dev_0.39-3.1_amd64 bug

NAME

       cmp_set_offset, cmp_struct, cmp_char, cmp_short, cmp_int, cmp_long, cmp_float, cmp_double,
       cmp_long_double,  cmp_schar,  cmp_uchar,  cmp_ushort,  cmp_uint,  cmp_ulong,  cmp_charptr,
       cmp_chararr - comparison functions for qsort, bsearch, and others

SYNOPSIS

       #include <cmp.h>
       void cmp_set_offset(size_t offset, int (*)(const void *, const void *));
       int cmp_struct(const void *, const void *);

       int cmp_char(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_short(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_int(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_long(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_float(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_double(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_long_double(const void *, const void *);

       int cmp_schar(const void *, const void *);

       int cmp_uchar(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_ushort(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_uint(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_ulong(const void *, const void *);

       int cmp_charptr(const void *, const void *);
       int cmp_chararr(const void *, const void *);

DESCRIPTION

       The  functions  declared  above,  with  the exception of cmp_set_offset, compare two array
       elements of the indicated type when given pointers to them.  The functions are designed to
       work with qsort(3), bsearch(3), and a number of other library functions which all need the
       same type of comparison function.  They all return negative if the value indicated by  the
       first argument is less than the second, 0 if they are the same, and positive otherwise.

       cmp_struct  compares elements of a structure.  It needs to know the offset of the element,
       and a comparison function suitable for the type  of  the  element.   These  are  set  with
       cmp_set_offset, which should be called before qsort(3).  The settings stay in effect until
       changed.

SEE ALSO

       publib(3), qsort(3), bsearch(3), isort(3), lsearch(3), lfind(3)

AUTHOR

       Lars Wirzenius (lars.wirzenius@helsinki.fi)