mitem_new - create and destroy menu items
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#include <menu.h> ITEM *new_item(const char *name, const char *description); int free_item(ITEM *item);
The function new_item allocates a new item and initializes it from the name and description pointers. Please notice that the item stores only the pointers to the name and description. Those pointers must be valid during the lifetime of the item. So you should be very carefull with names or descriptions allocated on the stack of some routines. The function free_item de-allocates an item. Please notice that it is the responsibility of the application to release the memory for the name or the description of the item.
The function new_item returns NULL on error. The function free_item returns one of the following:
The function free_item returns one of the following: