Manual Reference Pages  - <stddef.h> (P)

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CONTENTS

Name
Synopsis
Description
Application Usage
Rationale
Future Directions
See Also
Copyright

NAME

stddef.h - standard type definitions

SYNOPSIS

#include <stddef.h>

DESCRIPTION

The <stddef.h> header shall define the following macros:
NULL Null pointer constant.
offsetof(type, member-designator)
 

Integer constant expression of type size_t, the value of which is the offset in bytes to the structure member (member-designator), from the beginning of its structure (type).

The <stddef.h> header shall define the following types:
ptrdiff_t
  Signed integer type of the result of subtracting two pointers.
wchar_t Integer type whose range of values can represent distinct wide-character codes for all members of the largest character set specified among the locales supported by the compilation environment: the null character has the code value 0 and each member of the portable character set has a code value equal to its value when used as the lone character in an integer character constant.
size_t Unsigned integer type of the result of the sizeof operator.

The implementation shall support one or more programming environments in which the widths of ptrdiff_t, size_t, and wchar_t are no greater than the width of type long. The names of these programming environments can be obtained using the confstr() function or the getconf utility.

The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

<wchar.h> , <sys/types.h> , the System Interfaces volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, confstr(), the Shell and Utilities volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, getconf

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


IEEE/The Open Group <stddef.h> (P) 2003
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