Thread: c programme

  1. #1
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    Nov 2001

    Thumbs up c programme

    I have one doubt about the main function. As per the function
    rule every function returns a value either what ever the value may be either it will be a value or a NULL value. what about the
    main function. what it returns how it returns and where it returns.

    I have not cleared with the doubt. please help me.

    thanks for helping me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Santo Domingo, DN, Dominican Republic


    As far as i know the function main() should return the status of it's termination to the OS, that is to say whether it failed or succeeded in doing what it set out to do. 0 being success and any non-zero number being failure, it's common to use 1 for this purpose.

    I personally use main() as follows:

    int main(void)
        /* source code */
        return 0;
    Do you know how contemptous they are of you?

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