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curs_memleaks(3X)                                            curs_memleaks(3X)

NAME
       _nc_freeall _nc_free_and_exit - curses memory-leak checking

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curses.h>

       void _nc_freeall(void);
       void _nc_free_and_exit(int);

DESCRIPTION
       These functions are used to simplify analysis of memory leaks in the
       ncurses library.  They are normally not available; they must be
       configured into the library at build time using the --disable-leaks
       option.  That compiles-in code that frees memory that normally would
       not be freed.

       Any implementation of curses must not free the memory associated with a
       screen, since (even after calling endwin), it must be available for use
       in the next call to refresh.  There are also chunks of memory held for
       performance reasons.  That makes it hard to analyze curses applications
       for memory leaks.  To work around this, one can build a debugging
       version of the ncurses library which frees those chunks which it can,
       and provides these functions to free all of the memory allocated by the
       ncurses library.

       The _nc_free_and_exit function is the preferred one since some of the
       memory which is freed may be required for the application to continue
       running.  Its parameter is the code to pass to the exit routine.

RETURN VALUE
       These functions do not return a value.

PORTABILITY
       These functions are not part of the XSI interface.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X).

                                                             curs_memleaks(3X)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | PORTABILITY | SEE ALSO

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