FREELOCALE(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual FREELOCALE(3P)PROLOG
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NAMEfreelocale — free resources allocated for a locale object
void freelocale(locale_t locobj);
The freelocale() function shall cause the resources allocated for a
locale object returned by a call to the newlocale() or duplocale()
functions to be released.
The behavior is undefined if the locobj argument is the special locale
object LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or is not a valid locale object handle.
Any use of a locale object that has been freed results in undefined
The following sections are informative.
Freeing Up a Locale Object
The following example shows a code fragment to free a locale object
created by newlocale():
/* Every locale object allocated with newlocale() should be
* freed using freelocale():
/* Get the locale. */
loc = newlocale (LC_CTYPE_MASK | LC_TIME_MASK, "locname", NULL);
/* ... Use the locale object ... */
/* Free the locale object resources. */
SEE ALSOduplocale(), newlocale(), uselocale()
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