collate


Description:

[ CCode ( cname = "g_utf8_collate" ) ]
public int collate (string str2)

Compares two strings for ordering using the linguistically correct rules for the current locale.

When sorting a large number of strings, it will be significantly faster to obtain collation keys with collate_key and compare the keys with strcmp when sorting instead of sorting the original strings.

Parameters:

str2

a UTF-8 encoded string

str1

a UTF-8 encoded string

Returns:

< 0 if str1 compares before str2, 0 if they compare equal, > 0 if str1 compares after str2.