|Command||basic.%wait C Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP/Unix
|Category||BASIC Program (486)|
|Description||returns the exit code of the child process(es) created by the current process.
The "status" is returned in the integer "status", passed by its address.
Note that even though "status" is an integer, only the lower 16 bits are updated by the system call. See the Unix Programmer's Reference Manual for more details on the format of the returned status.
status=0 (void)%wait( &status ) high$status=int(status/256) low$status=mod(status,256) begin case case low$status=255 * Child stopped due to a signal case low$status=0 * Child stopped by calling exit() case high$status=0 * Child was terminated due to a signal end case