About This Reference
This preface includes:
The Library Reference describes the C functions, data types, and protocols that are included as part of the QNX Neutrino RTOS.
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|An overview of what you'll find in each entry||What's in a Function Description?|
|Descriptions of the manifests that you can use for compile-time changes or inspection||Manifests|
|The SOCKS package||SOCKS — A Basic Firewall|
|A summary of functions that are cancellation points, that you can safely call from an interrupt handler, that you can safely call from a signal handler, and that you can't safely call from a multithreaded program.||Summary of Safety Information|
|Complete safety information||Full Safety Information|
|Changes to this reference||What's New in this Reference?|
|Copyright information||Third-Party Copyright Notices|
|Terms used in QNX documentation||Glossary|
For information about programming in Neutrino, see Getting Started with QNX Neutrino: A Guide for Realtime Programmers and the Neutrino Programmer's Guide.
Throughout this manual, we use certain typographical conventions to distinguish technical terms. In general, the conventions we use conform to those found in IEEE POSIX publications. The following table summarizes our conventions:
|Code examples||if( stream == NULL )|
|File and pathnames||/dev/null|
|Keyboard input||something you type|
|Programming data types||unsigned short|
|Programming literals||0xFF, "message string"|
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