|ASSERT(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||ASSERT(3)|
NAMEassert — expression verification macro
SYNOPSIS#include < assert.h>
DESCRIPTIONThe assert() macro tests the given expression and if it is false, the calling process is terminated. A diagnostic message is written to stderr and the function abort(3) is called, effectively terminating the program.
If expression is true, the assert() macro does nothing.
The assert() macro may be removed at compile time by defining NDEBUG as a macro (e.g., by using the cc(1) option -DNDEBUG).
assert(1 == 0);
generates a diagnostic message similar to the following:
Assertion failed: (1 == 0), function main, file assertion.c, line 100.
STANDARDSThe assert() macro conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (“ISO C99”).
HISTORYAn assert macro appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
|January 26, 1999||FreeBSD|