Program termination

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180 If the return type of the main function is a type compatible with int, a return from the initial call to the main function is equivalent to calling the exit function with the value returned by the main function as its argument;10)

181 reaching the } that terminates the main function returns a value of 0.

182 If the return type is not compatible with int, the termination status returned to the host environment is unspecified.

183 Forward references: definition of terms (7.1.1), the exit function (


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