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menu_new 3x

menu_new(3x)                                                      menu_new(3x)




NAME

       new_menu, free_menu - create and destroy menus


SYNOPSIS

       #include <menu.h>
       MENU *new_menu(ITEM **items);
       int free_menu(MENU *menu);


DESCRIPTION

       The  function new_menu creates a new menu connected to a specified item
       pointer array (which must be NULL-terminated).

       The function free_menu disconnects menu from its item array  and  frees
       the storage allocated for the menu.


RETURN VALUE

       The  function  new_menu returns NULL on error.  It sets errno according
       to the function's failure:

       E_NOT_CONNECTED
            No items are connected to the menu.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

       The function free_menu returns one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred (see errno).

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

       E_POSTED
            The menu has already been posted.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x), menu(3x).


NOTES

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


PORTABILITY

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


AUTHORS

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



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