type

type — The classification of a value.

Synopsis

type ::= [-]

Description

In general usage, type identifies one member of a class of values.

In documenting computer programs, it identifies specifically a “type,” as might be declared with typedef in the C programming language.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Children

The following elements occur in type: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example type</title>

<para>The <function>geteuid</function> function returns a <type>uid_t</type> that
contains the user's <emphasis>effective</emphasis> user id.
</para>

</article>

The geteuid function returns a uid_t that contains the user's effective user id.

Last revised by Norman Walsh on 28 Apr 2016 (git hash: 8efbb30ec1f2a59299576c057927c2032216aea4)