NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | VERSIONS | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

FDIM(3)                   Linux Programmer's Manual                  FDIM(3)

NAME         top

       fdim, fdimf, fdiml - positive difference

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <math.h>

       double fdim(double x, double y);
       float fdimf(float x, float y);
       long double fdiml(long double x, long double y);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       fdimf(), fdiml():
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions return the positive difference, max(x-y,0), between
       their arguments.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, these functions return the positive difference.

       If x or y is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

       If the result overflows, a range error occurs, and the functions
       return HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL, respectively.

ERRORS         top

       See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an
       error has occurred when calling these functions.

       The following errors can occur:

       Range error: result overflow
              An overflow floating-point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.

       These functions do not set errno.

VERSIONS         top

       These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌─────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface                Attribute     Value   │
       ├─────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │fdim(), fdimf(), fdiml() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └─────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

SEE ALSO         top

       fmax(3)

COLOPHON         top

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                                 2016-03-15                          FDIM(3)