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NAME

       _nc_freeall _nc_free_and_exit - curses memory-leak checking

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>

       void _nc_freeall(void);
       void _nc_free_and_exit(int);

DESCRIPTION

       These  functions  are  used  to  simplify analysis of memory leaks in the ncurses library.
       They are normally not available; they must be configured into the library  at  build  time
       using  the  --disable-leaks option.  That compiles-in code that frees memory that normally
       would not be freed.

       Any implementation of curses must not free the memory  associated  with  a  screen,  since
       (even  after  calling  endwin),  it must be available for use in the next call to refresh.
       There are also chunks of memory held for performance  reasons.   That  makes  it  hard  to
       analyze  curses  applications  for  memory  leaks.   To  work around this, one can build a
       debugging version of the ncurses library which  frees  those  chunks  which  it  can,  and
       provides these functions to free all of the memory allocated by the ncurses library.

       The  _nc_free_and_exit  function  is  the  preferred one since some of the memory which is
       freed may be required for the application to continue running.  Its parameter is the  code
       to pass to the exit routine.

RETURN VALUE

       These functions do not return a value.

PORTABILITY

       These functions are not part of the XSI interface.

SEE ALSO

       ncurses(3NCURSES).

                                                                               memleaks(3NCURSES)