mtext_character(3) Search a character in an M-text.


int mtext_character (MText * mt, int from, int to, int c)


Search a character in an M-text. The mtext_character() function searches M-text mt for character c. If from is less than to, the search begins at position from and goes forward but does not exceed (to - 1). Otherwise, the search begins at position (from - 1) and goes backward but does not exceed to. An invalid position specification is regarded as both from and to being 0.


If c is found, mtext_character() returns the position of its first occurrence. Otherwise it returns -1 without changing the external variable merror_code. If an error is detected, it returns -1 and assigns an error code to the external variable merror_code.


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