NAME

linear_search - Finds an element in an array

SYNOPSIS

#include "l/l_sort.h"

Example compile flags (system dependent):
  -DLINUX_X86_64 -DLINUX_X86_64_OPTERON  -DGNU_COMPILER 
   -I/home/kobus/include
   -L/home/kobus/misc/load/linux_x86_64_opteron -L/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
  -lKJB                               -lfftw3  -lgsl -lgslcblas -ljpeg  -lSVM -lstdc++                    -lpthread -lSLATEC -lg2c    -lacml -lacml_mv -lblas -lg2c      -lncursesw 


int linear_search
(
	const void *array,
	int num_elements,
	size_t element_size,
	int (*cmp_fn)(const void *,const void *),
	const void *search_key_ptr
);

DESCRIPTION

This routine finds an element (pointed to by search_key_ptr) in the array "array" with a linear search. The array need not be sorted. The search is done with the compare routine "cmp_fn".

RETURNS

On success, this routine returns an index into the array. If the element is not found, then it returns NOT_FOUND.

DISCLAIMER

This software is not adequatedly tested. It is recomended that results are checked independantly where appropriate.

AUTHOR

Kobus Barnard

DOCUMENTER

Kobus Barnard

SEE ALSO

kjb_sort , check_sort , int_sort , long_sort , binary_search , int_binary_search , long_binary_search , binary_search_int_array , binary_search_long_array , int_linear_search , long_linear_search , linear_search_int_array , linear_search_long_array