NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO | NOTES | PORTABILITY | AUTHORS | COLOPHON

mitem_new(3X)                                                  mitem_new(3X)

NAME         top

       new_item, free_item - create and destroy menu items

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <menu.h>
       ITEM *new_item(const char *name, const char *description);
       int free_item(ITEM *item);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The function new_item allocates a new item and initializes it from
       the name and description pointers. Please notice that the item stores
       only the pointers to the name and description. Those pointers must be
       valid during the lifetime of the item. So you should be very careful
       with names or descriptions allocated on the stack of some routines.
       The function free_item de-allocates an item. Please notice that it is
       the responsibility of the application to release the memory for the
       name or the description of the item.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The function new_item returns NULL on error.  It sets errno according
       to the function's failure:

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

       The function free_item returns one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

       E_CONNECTED
            Item is connected to a menu.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred (see errno).

SEE ALSO         top

       curses(3X), menu(3X).

NOTES         top

       The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file
       <curses.h>.

PORTABILITY         top

       These routines emulate the System V menu library.  They were not
       supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.

AUTHORS         top

       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric
       S. Raymond.

COLOPHON         top

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