Section (3) fmax


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Name

fmax, fmaxf, fmaxl — determine maximum of two floating-point numbers

Synopsis

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

Link with −lm.

DESCRIPTION

These functions return the larger value of x and y.

RETURN VALUE

These functions return the maximum of x and y.

If one argument is a NaN, the other argument is returned.

If both arguments are NaN, a NaN is returned.

ERRORS

No errors occur.

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
fmax(), fmaxf(), fmaxl() Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

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

SEE ALSO

fdim(3), fmin(3)

COLOPHON

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