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mitem_new(3X)							 mitem_new(3X)

NAME
       mitem_new - create and destroy menu items

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<menu.h>
       ITEM *new_item(const char *name,	const char *description);
       int free_item(ITEM *item);

DESCRIPTION
       The  function new_item allocates	a new item and initializes it from the
       name and	description pointers. Please notice that the item stores  only
       the  pointers to	the name and description. Those	pointers must be valid
       during the lifetime of the item.	So you should  be  very	 careful  with
       names or	descriptions allocated on the stack of some routines.
       The  function  free_item	de-allocates an	item. Please notice that it is
       the responsibility of the application to	release	 the  memory  for  the
       name or the description of the item.

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

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

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

       The function free_item returns one of the following:

       E_OK The	routine	succeeded.

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

       E_CONNECTED
	    Item is connected to a menu.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
	    System error occurred (see errno).

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.

								 mitem_new(3X)

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