ASSERT_PERROR(3) Linux Programmer's Manual ASSERT_PERROR(3)
assert_perror - test errnum and abort
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
void assert_perror(int errnum);
If the macro NDEBUG was defined at the moment <assert.h> was last included, the macro
assert_perror() generates no code, and hence does nothing at all. Otherwise, the macro
assert_perror() prints an error message to standard error and terminates the program by
calling abort(3) if errnum is nonzero. The message contains the filename, function name
and line number of the macro call, and the output of strerror(errnum).
No value is returned.
This is a GNU extension.
The purpose of the assert macros is to help the programmer find bugs in his program,
things that cannot happen unless there was a coding mistake. However, with system or
library calls the situation is rather different, and error returns can happen, and will
happen, and should be tested for. Not by an assert, where the test goes away when NDEBUG
is defined, but by proper error handling code. Never use this macro.
abort(3), assert(3), exit(3), strerror(3)
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