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>From my ANSI/C book it seems that return code is an int, and the
interpretation of his value is implementation defined with just two
values predefined EXIT_SUCCES and EXIT_FAILURE.
So ANSI/C also support at least 16bit exit code (least precision
allowed for int) but this can be more limited due to the implementation


On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 11:17:44AM -0700, Mark Edgar wrote:
> Windows apparently supports exit codes from 0 to 4294967295 and POSIX
> supports exit codes from 0 to 255, but C only supports two exit codes:
> EXIT_SUCCESS==0 and EXIT_FAILURE, which is a non-zero but otherwise
> unspecified value.
>     -Mark

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