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assert.h: verify program assertion
assert.h - verify program assertion
The <assert.h> header shall define the assert() macro. It refers to the macro NDEBUG which is not defined in the header. If NDEBUG is defined as a macro name before the inclusion of this header, the assert() macro shall be defined simply as:
#define assert(ignore)((void) 0)
Otherwise, the macro behaves as described in assert().
The assert() macro shall be redefined according to the current state of NDEBUG each time <assert.h> is included.
The assert() macro shall be implemented as a macro, not as a function. If the macro definition is suppressed in order to access an actual function, the behavior is undefined.
The following sections are informative.
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