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NAME

       explain_calloc_or_die - Allocate and clear memory and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/calloc.h>
       void *explain_calloc_or_die(size_t nmemb, size_t size);
       void *explain_calloc_on_error(size_t nmemb, size_t size);

DESCRIPTION

       The  explain_calloc_or_die  function is used to call the calloc(3) system call. On failure
       an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from  the  explain_calloc(3)  function,
       and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

       The explain_calloc_on_error function is used to call the calloc(3) system call. On failure
       an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from  the  explain_calloc(3)  function,
       but still returns to the caller.

       nmemb   The nmemb, exactly as to be passed to the calloc(3) system call.

       size    The size, exactly as to be passed to the calloc(3) system call.

RETURN VALUE

       The  explain_calloc_or_die  function  only  returns  on  success,  see  calloc(3) for more
       information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

       The explain_calloc_on_error function always  returns  the  value  return  by  the  wrapped
       calloc(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

       The  explain_calloc_or_die  function  is  intended  to be used in a fashion similar to the
       following example:
              void *result = explain_calloc_or_die(nmemb, size);

SEE ALSO

       calloc(3)
               Allocate and clear memory

       explain_calloc(3)
               explain calloc(3) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2010 Peter Miller

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