Implementation status: implemented
void assert(scalar expression);
assert() macro inserts diagnostics into programs; it expands to a void expression. When it is executed, if expression (which has a scalar type) is false (that is, compares equal to 0), assert() writes information about the particular call that failed on
stderr and calls
The information written about the call that failed includes the text of the argument, the name of the source file, the source file line number, and the name of the enclosing function; the latter are, respectively, the values of the preprocessing macros
__LINE__ and of the identifier
Forcing a definition of the name
NDEBUG, either from the compiler command line or with the preprocessor control statement
#define NDEBUG ahead of the
#include <assert.h> statement, stops assertions from being compiled into the program.
expression - the condition to be tested.
assert() macro does not return a value.