Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- set jump point for a non-local goto
int setjmp(jmp_buf env);
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.1-2008 defers to the ISO C standard.
A call to
shall save the calling environment in its
argument for later use by
It is unspecified whether
is a macro or a function. If a macro definition is suppressed in order
to access an actual function, or a program defines an external
identifier with the name
the behavior is undefined.
An application shall ensure that an invocation of
appears in one of the following contexts only:
The entire controlling expression of a selection or iteration
One operand of a relational or equality operator with the other operand
an integral constant expression, with the resulting expression being
the entire controlling expression of a selection or iteration statement
The operand of a unary
operator with the resulting expression being the entire controlling
expression of a selection or iteration
The entire expression of an expression statement (possibly cast to
If the invocation appears in any other context, the behavior is
If the return is from a direct invocation,
shall return 0. If the return is from a call to
shall return a non-zero value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
is more useful in dealing with errors and interrupts encountered in a
low-level subroutine of a program.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.
(This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and
The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard
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