There's basically two schools of thought for handling programmer/runtime errors in libraries.
The "Have it your own way!" elitists claim that libraries should _NEVER_ exit and _ALWAYS_ return an error code. The other approach is "Punish the moron. NOW!" LART 'em w a ruler and add assert's throughout the code on "can't happen" conditions. For development of POPT 2.0 I prefer being punished, and so am going to wire up assert's throughout POPT to simplify the code. For "release" of POPT 2.0, I'm perfectly happy to change to the ... _NEVER_ ... _ALWAYS_ approach if that really matters. Hint: When was the last time you saw any application undertake a sane/reasonable corrective action and continue running when malloc happened to return NULL? I've never seen such an application (but my experience is limited). Meanwhile, assert's for POPT 2.0 development are about to be checked in so that I can see what needs to be done. 73 de Jeff ______________________________________________________________________ POPT Library http://rpm5.org Developer Communication List firstname.lastname@example.org