ABS(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual ABS(3P)

PROLOG This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer s Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME abs - return an integer absolute value

SYNOPSIS #include <stdlib.h>

int abs(int i);

DESCRIPTION The abs() function shall compute the absolute value of its integer operand, i. If the result cannot be represented, the behavior is unde- fined.

RETURN VALUE The abs() function shall return the absolute value of its integer operand.

ERRORS No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES None.

APPLICATION USAGE In twos-complement representation, the absolute value of the negative integer with largest magnitude {INT_MIN} might not be representable.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.

SEE ALSO fabs(), labs(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdlib.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications 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 Standard, 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 ABS(3P)