fdim(3) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | VERSIONS | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | BUGS | 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
              errno is set to ERANGE.  An overflow floating-point exception
              (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.

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.

BUGS         top

       Before glibc version 2.24 on certain architectures (e.g., x86, but
       not x86_64) these functions did not set errno.

SEE ALSO         top

       fmax(3)

COLOPHON         top

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                                 2020-06-09                          FDIM(3)

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