type — The classification of a value.



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.

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  1 <article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
  2 <title>Example type</title>
  4 <para>The <function>geteuid</function> function returns a <type>uid_t</type> that
    contains the user's <emphasis>effective</emphasis> user id.
  6 </para>
  8 </article>

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

Last revised by Norman Walsh on 6 Jun 2011 (git hash: 6ffcc7640bbc5f852a318e452c9f210f03292cb9)