|explain_putw_or_die(3)||Library Functions Manual||explain_putw_or_die(3)|
explain_putw_or_die - output a word (int) and report errors
void explain_putw_or_die(int value, FILE *fp);
int explain_putw_on_error(int value, FILE *fp);
The explain_putw_or_die function is used to call the putw(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_putw(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).
The explain_putw_on_error function is used to call the putw(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_putw(3) function, but still returns to the caller.
The explain_putw_or_die function only returns on success, see putw(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.
The explain_putw_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped putw(3) system call.
The explain_putw_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
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