SETJMP(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual SETJMP(P)
setjmp - set jump point for a non-local goto
int setjmp(jmp_buf env);
A call to setjmp() shall save the calling environment in its env argument for later use by
It is unspecified whether setjmp() is a macro or a function. If a macro definition is
suppressed in order to access an actual function, or a program defines an external identi-
fier with the name setjmp, the behavior is undefined.
An application shall ensure that an invocation of setjmp() appears in one of the following
* The entire controlling expression of a selection or iteration statement
* One operand of a relational or equality operator with the other operand an integral
constant expression, with the resulting expression being the entire controlling expres-
sion of a selection or iteration statement
* The operand of a unary '!' operator with the resulting expression being the entire con-
trolling expression of a selection or iteration
* The entire expression of an expression statement (possibly cast to void)
If the invocation appears in any other context, the behavior is undefined.
If the return is from a direct invocation, setjmp() shall return 0. If the return is from
a call to longjmp(), setjmp() shall return a non-zero value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
In general, sigsetjmp() is more useful in dealing with errors and interrupts encountered
in a low-level subroutine of a program.
longjmp() , sigsetjmp() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <setjmp.h>
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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