MB_LEN_MAX

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO

NAME

MB_LEN_MAX − maximum multibyte length of a character across all locales

SYNOPSIS

#include <limits.h>

DESCRIPTION

The MB_LEN_MAX macro is the upper bound for the number of bytes needed to represent a single wide character, across all locales.

RETURN VALUE

A constant integer >= 1.

CONFORMING TO

ANSI C, POSIX.1

NOTES

The entities MB_LEN_MAX and sizeof(wchar_t) are totally unrelated. In the GNU libc, MB_LEN_MAX is typically 6 while sizeof(wchar_t) is 4.

SEE ALSO

MB_CUR_MAX(3)