On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:20:17 +0100, Bruce Cran <br...@cran.org.uk> wrote: > Linux seems to have adopted sysexits.h too, which provides error codes > such as EX_USAGE and EX_CANTCREAT.
Good to know this, thanks. I'm not a big Linux user and a much smaller Linux programmer (read: I don't program for Linux), so I wasn't aware that they use it, too. > However, in FreeBSD at least the most > common programming style is to use 1 for error and 0 for success - e.g. > from style(9): > > errx(1, "number overflowed"); This matches the definition of the two EXIT_* variables in the standard library header file: % grep EXIT /usr/include/stdlib.h #define EXIT_FAILURE 1 #define EXIT_SUCCESS 0 It's no problem to use 0 and 1, but personally, I think the "verbose reason" is better to read. :-) And thanks for the pointer to "man 9 style", I see that I've practiced a quite good style over the years without even knowing it. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"