point rounding and exception handling SYNOPSIS #include <fenv.h> int feclearexcept(int excepts); int fegetexceptflag(fexcept_t *flagp, int excepts); int feraiseexcept(int excepts); int fesetexceptflag(const fexcept_t *flagp, int excepts); int fetestexcept(int excepts); int fegetround(void); int fesetround(int rounding_mode); int fegetenv(fenv_t *envp); int feholdexcept(fenv_t *envp); int fesetenv(const fenv_t *envp); int feupdateenv(const fenv_t *envp); Link with -lm. DESCRIPTION These eleven functions were defined in C99, and describe the handling of floating-point rounding and exceptions (overflow, zero-divide, etc.). Exceptions The divide-by-zero exception occurs when an operation on finite numbers produces infinity as exact answer. The overflow exception occurs when a result has to be represented as a floating-point number, but has (much) larger absolute value than the largest (finite) floating-point number that is representable. The underflow exception occurs when a result has to be represented as a floating-point number, but has smaller absolute value than the smallest positive normalized floating-point number (and would lose much accuracy when represented as a denormalized number). The inexact exception occurs when the rounded result of an operation is not equal to the infinite precision result. It may occur whenever overflow or underflow occurs. The invalid exception occurs when there is no well-defined result for an operation, as for 0/0 or infinity - infinity or sqrt(-1). Exception handling Exceptions are represented in two ways: as a single bit (exception present/absent), and these bits correspond in some implementation- defined way with bit positions in an integer, and also as an opaque structure that may contain more information about the exception (per- haps the code address where it occurred). Each of the macros FE_DIVBYZERO, FE_INEXACT, FE_INVALID, FE_OVERFLOW, object *flagp. The feraiseexcept() function raises the supported exceptions repre- sented by the bits in excepts. The fesetexceptflag() function sets the complete status for the excep- tions represented by excepts to the value *flagp. This value must have been obtained by an earlier call of fegetexceptflag() with a last argu- ment that contained all bits in excepts. The fetestexcept() function returns a word in which the bits are set that were set in the argument excepts and for which the corresponding exception is currently set. Rounding mode The rounding mode determines how the result of floating-point opera- tions is treated when the result cannot be exactly represented in the significand. Various rounding modes may be provided: round to nearest (the default), round up (toward positive infinity), round down (toward negative infinity), and round toward zero. Each of the macros FE_TONEAREST, FE_UPWARD, FE_DOWNWARD, and FE_TOWARDZERO is defined when the implementation supports getting and setting the corresponding rounding direction. The fegetround() function returns the macro corresponding to the cur- rent rounding mode. The fesetround() function sets the rounding mode as specified by its argument and returns zero when it was successful. C99 and POSIX.1-2008 specify an identifier, FLT_ROUNDS, defined in <float.h>, which indicates the implementation-defined rounding behavior for floating-point addition. This identifier has one of the following values: -1 The rounding mode is not determinable. 0 Rounding is toward 0. 1 Rounding is toward nearest number. 2 Rounding is toward positive infinity. 3 Rounding is toward negative infinity. Other values represent machine-dependent, nonstandard rounding modes. The value of FLT_ROUNDS should reflect the current rounding mode as set by fesetround() (but see BUGS). Floating-point environment The entire floating-point environment, including control modes and sta- tus flags, can be handled as one opaque object, of type fenv_t. The The fesetenv() function restores the floating-point environment from the object *envp. This object must be known to be valid, for example, the result of a call to fegetenv() or feholdexcept() or equal to FE_DFL_ENV. This call does not raise exceptions. The feupdateenv() function installs the floating-point environment rep- resented by the object *envp, except that currently raised exceptions are not cleared. After calling this function, the raised exceptions will be a bitwise OR of those previously set with those in *envp. As before, the object *envp must be known to be valid. RETURN VALUE These functions return zero on success and nonzero if an error occurred. VERSIONS These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1. ATTRIBUTES For an explanation of the terms used in this section, seeattributes(7). +------------------------------------+---------------+---------+ |Interface | Attribute | Value | +------------------------------------+---------------+---------+ |feclearexcept(), fegetexceptflag(), | Thread safety | MT-Safe | |feraiseexcept(), fesetexceptflag(), | | | |fetestexcept(), fegetround(), | | | |fesetround(), fegetenv(), | | | |feholdexcept(), fesetenv(), | | | |feupdateenv(), feenableexcept(), | | | |fedisableexcept(), fegetexcept() | | | +------------------------------------+---------------+---------+ CONFORMING TO IEC 60559 (IEC 559:1989), ANSI/IEEE 854, C99, POSIX.1-2001. NOTES Glibc notes If possible, the GNU C Library defines a macro FE_NOMASK_ENV which rep- resents an environment where every exception raised causes a trap to occur. You can test for this macro using #ifdef. It is defined only if _GNU_SOURCE is defined. The C99 standard does not define a way to set individual bits in the floating-point mask, for example, to trap on specific flags. Since version 2.2, glibc supports the functions feen- ableexcept() and fedisableexcept() to set individual floating-point traps, and fegetexcept() to query the state. #define _GNU_SOURCE /* Seefeature_test_macros(7)*/ #include <fenv.h> int feenableexcept(int excepts); int fedisableexcept(int excepts); int fegetexcept(void);math_error(7)COLOPHON This page is part of release 4.04 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2015-03-02FENV(3)