Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (0P)
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--- verify program assertion
The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the
ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the
ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2017 defers to the ISO C standard.
header shall define the
macro. It refers to the macro NDEBUG
which is not defined in the header. If NDEBUG is defined as a macro
name before the inclusion of this header, the
macro shall be defined simply as:
#define assert(ignore)((void) 0)
Otherwise, the macro behaves as described in
macro shall be redefined according to the current state of NDEBUG each
macro shall be implemented as a macro, not as a function. If the macro
definition is suppressed in order to access an actual function, the
behavior is undefined.
The following sections are informative.
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2017,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition,
Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.
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