|ASSERT(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||ASSERT(3)|
void assert(scalar expression);
If expression is false (i.e., compares equal to zero), assert() prints an error message to standard error and terminates the program by calling abort(3). The error message includes the name of the file and function containing the assert() call, the source code line number of the call, and the text of the argument; something like:
prog: some_file.c:16: some_func: Assertion `val == 0' failed.
If the macro NDEBUG is defined at the moment <assert.h> was last included, the macro assert() generates no code, and hence does nothing at all. It is not recommended to define NDEBUG if using assert() to detect error conditions since the software may behave non-deterministically.
|assert ()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|