status.i4.v = str_compare_n_nocase_c(string_1.i1a.r, string_2.i1a.r,

	This routine compares the first "num_chars" characters of two ASCII
	character strings without regard to the case of the characters
	being compared.  The comparison will also be terminated upon
	reaching a null character in either string.

	string_1	first comparison string
	string_2	second comparison string
	num_chars	number of characters to compare  (If this argument
			has a value of zero, the two strings will be
			compared until a null terminator is found.)

	This function returns status values as follows:

	zero			the two strings match
	negative number		string_1 is less than string_2
	positive number		string_1 is greater than string_2

	This function requires the following include files:


	Related functions:

	str_compare_nocase, strncmp, strcmp, strncmx, str_is_blank_c

	C/C++ usage:

	static const char	string_1[] = "string";
	static const char	string_2[] = "STRING";
	int	status;
	int	num_chars = 6;

	status = str_compare_n_nocase_c(string_1,string_2,num_chars);