CTASSERT(9)            NetBSD Kernel Developer's Manual            CTASSERT(9)

NAME
     CTASSERT -- compile time assertion macro

SYNOPSIS
     void
     CTASSERT(expression);

DESCRIPTION
     The CTASSERT() macro evaluates expression at compile time and causes a
     compiler error if it is false.

     The CTASSERT() macro is useful for asserting the size or alignment of
     important data structures and variables during compilation, which would
     otherwise cause the code to fail at run time.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     The CTASSERT() macro should not be used in a header file.  It is imple-
     mented using a dummy typedef, with a name (based on line number) that may
     conflict with a CTASSERT() in a source file including that header.

EXAMPLES
     Assert that the size of the uuid structure is 16 bytes.

           CTASSERT(sizeof(struct uuid) == 16);

SEE ALSO
     KASSERT(9)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Hiten M. Pandya <hmp@FreeBSD.org>.

NetBSD 9.0                     January 24, 2010                     NetBSD 9.0

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