isprint()

Test a character to see if it's any printable character, including a space

Synopsis:

#include <ctype.h>

int isprint( int c );

Arguments:

c
The character you want to test. This must be representable as an unsigned char or be EOF; the behavior for other values is undefined.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

The isprint() function tests for any printable character, including a space (' '). The isgraph() function is similar, except that the space character is excluded from the character set being tested.

Returns:

Nonzero if c is a printable character; otherwise, zero.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <ctype.h>

char the_chars[] = { 'A', 0x09, ' ', 0x7d };

#define SIZE sizeof( the_chars ) / sizeof( char )

int main( void )
{
    int i;

    for( i = 0; i < SIZE; i++ ) {
        if( isprint( the_chars[i] ) ) {
            printf( "Char %c is a printable character\n",
                the_chars[i] );
        } else {
            printf( "Char %c is not a printable character\n",
                the_chars[i] );
        }
    }
    
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

produces the output:

Char A is a printable character
Char     is not a printable character
Char   is a printable character
Char } is a printable character

Classification:

ANSI, POSIX 1003.1

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler Yes
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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