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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

type — The classification of a value

Synopsis

type ::= (text | phrase db._phrase | replaceable | Graphic inlines | Indexing inlines | Linking inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Description

In general usage, type identifies one member of a class of values.

In documenting computer programs, it identifies specifically a type, as might be declared with typedef in the C programming language.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

See Also

classname, property, symbol, token

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example type</title>

<para>The <function>geteuid</function> function returns a <type>uid_t</type> that
contains the user's <emphasis>effective</emphasis> user ID.
</para>

</article>

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