# NAG FL Interfacee04rzf (handle_​free)

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## 1Purpose

e04rzf is a part of the NAG optimization modelling suite. It is used to deallocate the memory used within the problem handle and to destroy the handle itself.

## 2Specification

Fortran Interface
 Subroutine e04rzf (
 Integer, Intent (Inout) :: ifail Type (c_ptr), Intent (Inout) :: handle
#include <nag.h>
 void e04rzf_ (void **handle, Integer *ifail)
The routine may be called by the names e04rzf or nagf_opt_handle_free.

## 3Description

Each initialized problem handle (e.g., by e04raf) should be deallocated to avoid memory leaks. Therefore, e04rzf should be called on all the handles which are no longer needed, typically after obtaining results from the solver. Please note that passing a handle which has not been properly initialized might cause unpredictable behaviour, including a crash of your program. See Section 3.1 in the E04 Chapter Introduction for more details about the NAG optimization modelling suite.

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## 5Arguments

1: $\mathbf{handle}$Type (c_ptr) Input/Output
On entry: the handle to the problem. It needs to be initialized (e.g., by e04raf) and must not be changed between calls to the NAG optimization modelling suite.
On exit: the handle is destroyed and set to c_null_ptr.
2: $\mathbf{ifail}$Integer Input/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to $0$, $-1$ or $1$ to set behaviour on detection of an error; these values have no effect when no error is detected.
A value of $0$ causes the printing of an error message and program execution will be halted; otherwise program execution continues. A value of $-1$ means that an error message is printed while a value of $1$ means that it is not.
If halting is not appropriate, the value $-1$ or $1$ is recommended. If message printing is undesirable, then the value $1$ is recommended. Otherwise, the value $0$ is recommended. When the value $-\mathbf{1}$ or $\mathbf{1}$ is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit: ${\mathbf{ifail}}={\mathbf{0}}$ unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).

## 6Error Indicators and Warnings

If on entry ${\mathbf{ifail}}=0$ or $-1$, explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
${\mathbf{ifail}}=1$
The supplied handle does not define a valid handle to the data structure for the NAG optimization modelling suite. It has not been properly initialized or it has been corrupted.
${\mathbf{ifail}}=-99$
See Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
${\mathbf{ifail}}=-399$
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
${\mathbf{ifail}}=-999$
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 9 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.

Not applicable.

## 8Parallelism and Performance

e04rzf is not threaded in any implementation.