MirBSD manpage: free_item(3), mitem_new(3), new_item(3)

mitem_new(3)        UNIX Programmer's Manual         mitem_new(3)


     mitem_new - create and destroy menu items


     #include <menu.h>
     ITEM *new_item(const char *name, const char *description);
     int free_item(ITEM *item);


     The function new_item allocates a new item and initializes
     it from the name and description pointers. Please notice
     that the item stores only the pointers to the name and
     description. Those pointers must be valid during the life-
     time of the item. So you should be very careful with names
     or descriptions allocated on the stack of some routines.
     The function free_item de-allocates an item. Please notice
     that it is the responsibility of the application to release
     the memory for the name or the description of the item.


     The function new_item returns NULL on error.

     The function free_item returns one of the following:

     E_OK The routine succeeded.

          System error occurred (see errno).

          Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

          Item is connected to a menu.


     curses(3), menu(3).


     The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header
     file <curses.h>.


     These routines emulate the System V menu library.  They were
     not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.


     Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses
     by Eric S. Raymond.

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