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       VistaIOError, VistaIOSystemError - report a fatal error


       void VistaIOError (format [, arg...])
              VistaIOStringConst format;

       void VistaIOSystemError (format [, arg...])
              VistaIOStringConst format;


       format    Specifies the format of the message that is to be reported.

       arg       Specifies values that are to be included in the formatted message.


       VistaIOError is called to report a fatal error. It composes an error message and passes it
       to the fatal error handler, which typically prints the message and terminates the  program
       (see VistaIOSetErrorHandler(3)).

       The message composed by VistaIOError is of the form:

              Program: Fatal: Description.

       Program, the program's name, is included if it has been previously established with a call
       to VistaIOSetProgramName. Description is a string that has been formatted by sprintf using
       format, plus all of the optional arguments, arg.

       VistaIOSystemError  is  identical  to  VistaIOError  except  that  it also includes in the
       message a phrase based on the current value of the external variable errno, which is  used
       by  system calls to return diagnostic codes. The message composed by VistaIOSystemError is
       of the form:

              Program: Fatal: Description: Diagnostic.

       Diagnostic is a short phrase corresponding to the value of errno.  This  phrase  is  drawn
       from the table used by perror(3).


       Neither VistaIOError nor VistaIOSystemError ever return.


       In  this first example, the values of attr_name, act_value, and exp_value are incorporated
       into the error message produced by VistaIOError.

              char *attr_name;
              float act_value, exp_value;

              if (act_value != exp_value)
                   VistaIOError ("MyRoutine: Attribute %s is %f rather than %f",
                        attr_name, act_value, exp_value);

       In this second example, the diagnostic phrase corresponding  to  the  value  of  errno  is
       incorporated into the error message produced by VistaIOSystemError.

              if (ioctl (fd, request, arg) == -1)
                   VistaIOSystemError ("MyRoutine: ioctl failed");


       VistaIOWarning(3), VistaIOSetErrorHandler(3), VistaIOSetProgramName(3), , perror(3)


       Art Pope <>

       Adaption to vistaio: Gert Wollny <>