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Technical Standard: Networking Services (XNS), Issue 5.2 Draft 2.0
Copyright © 1999 The Open Group


t_error - produce error message


#include <xti.h>

int t_error(const char *errmsg);


Parameters Before call After call

errmsg x =

The t_error() function produces a message on the standard error output which describes the last error encountered during a call to a transport function. The argument string errmsg is a user-supplied error message that gives context to the error.

The error message is written as follows: first (if errmsg is not a null pointer and the character pointed to be errmsg is not the null character) the string pointed to by errmsg followed by a colon and a space; then a standard error message string for the current error defined in t_errno. If t_errno has a value different from [TSYSERR], the standard error message string is followed by a newline character. If, however, t_errno is equal to [TSYSERR], the t_errno string is followed by the standard error message string for the current error defined in errno followed by a newline.

The language for error message strings written by t_error() is that of the current locale. If it is English, the error message string describing the value in t_errno may be derived from the comments following the t_errno codes defined in xti.h. The contents of the error message strings describing the value in errno are the same as those returned by the strerror(3C) function with an argument of errno.

The error number, t_errno, is only set when an error occurs and it is not cleared on successful calls.


If a t_connect() function fails on transport endpoint fd2 because a bad address was given, the following call might follow the failure:

t_error("t_connect failed on fd2");

The diagnostic message to be printed would look like:

t_connect failed on fd2: incorrect addr format

where incorrect addr format identifies the specific error that occurred, and t_connect failed on fd2 tells the user which function failed on which transport endpoint.


All - apart from T_UNINIT


No errors are defined for the t_error() function.


Upon completion, a value of 0 is returned.


Issue 4

The SYNOPSIS section is placed in the form of a standard C function prototype.

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