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FDIM(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual FDIM(3P)PROLOGThis manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may dif- fer (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.NAMEfdim, fdimf, fdiml - compute positive difference between two floating-point numbersSYNOPSIS#include<math.h>doublefdim(doublex,doubley);floatfdimf(floatx,floaty);longdoublefdiml(longdoublex,longdoubley);DESCRIPTIONThese functions shall determine the positive difference between their arguments. Ifxis greater thany,x-yis returned. Ifxis less than or equal toy, +0 is returned. An application wishing to check for error situations should seterrnoto zero and callfeclearex-cept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, iferrnois non-zero orfetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.RETURNVALUEUpon successful completion, these functions shall return the positive difference value. Ifx-yis positive and overflows, a range error shall occur andfdim(),fdimf(), andfdiml() shall return the value of the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively. Ifx-yis positive and underflows, a range error may occur, and either (x-y) (if representable), or 0.0 (if supported), or an implementation-defined value shall be returned. Ifxoryis NaN, a NaN shall be returned.ERRORSThefdim() function shall fail if: Range Error The result overflows. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, thenerrnoshall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the overflow floating-point excep- tion shall be raised. Thefdim() function may fail if: Range Error The result underflows. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, thenerrnoshall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the underflow floating-point exception shall be raised.Thefollowingsectionsareinformative.EXAMPLESNone.APPLICATIONUSAGEOn implementations supporting IEEE Std 754-1985,x-ycannot underflow, and hence the 0.0 return value is shaded as an extension for implementations supporting the XSI extension rather than an MX extension. On error, the expressions (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) and (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) are indepen- dent of each other, but at least one of them must be non-zero.RATIONALENone.FUTUREDIRECTIONSNone.SEEALSOfeclearexcept(),fetestexcept(),fmax(),fmin(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 4.18, Treatment of Error Conditions for Mathematical Functions,<math.h>COPYRIGHTPortions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Stan- dard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifica- tions Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Stan- dard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html . IEEE/The Open Group 2003 FDIM(3P)