|| POSIX Programmer's Manual
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NAME swab - swap bytes
void swab(const void *restrict
, void *restrict
swab() function shall copy
nbytes bytes, which are pointed to by
src, to the object pointed to by
dest, exchanging adjacent bytes. The
nbytes argument should be even. If
nbytes is odd,
swab() copies and exchanges
nbytes-1 bytes and the disposition of the last byte is unspecified. If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is undefined. If
nbytes is negative,
swab() does nothing.
RETURN VALUE None.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
APPLICATION USAGE None.
FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.
SEE ALSO The Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .