returnvalue — The value returned by a function.


returnvalue ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


A returnvalue identifies the value returned by a function or command.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain returnvalue: bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, code, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, firstterm (db.firstterm), funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), link, literallayout, member, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry, type.


The following elements occur in returnvalue: 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.

See Also

Related elements: funcdef, funcparams, funcprototype, funcsynopsisinfo, function, paramdef, parameter, varargs, void.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example returnvalue</title>
  |<para>The <function>open</function> function returns <returnvalue>2</returnvalue>
5 |(<errorname>ENOFILE</errorname>) if the file does not exist.

The open function returns 2 (ENOFILE) if the file does not exist.