Section (3) fdim


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Name

fdim, fdimf, fdiml — positive difference

Synopsis

#include <math.h>
double fdim( double x,
  double y);
 
float fdimf( float x,
  float y);
 
long double fdiml( long double x,
  long double y);
 
[Note] Note
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
fdimf(), fdiml():
_ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
[Note] Note

Link with −lm.

DESCRIPTION

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

RETURN VALUE

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

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

These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

ATTRIBUTES

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

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

SEE ALSO

fmax(3)

COLOPHON

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