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NAME feraiseexcept - raise floating-point exception

SYNOPSIS #include <fenv.h>

int feraiseexcept(int excepts);

DESCRIPTION The feraiseexcept() function shall attempt to raise the supported floating-point exceptions represented by the argument excepts. The order in which these floating-point exceptions are raised is unspeci- fied. Whether the feraiseexcept() function additionally raises the inexact floating-point exception whenever it raises the overflow or underflow floating-point exception is implementation-defined.

RETURN VALUE If the argument is zero or if all the specified exceptions were suc- cessfully raised, feraiseexcept() shall return zero. Otherwise, it shall return a non-zero value.

ERRORS No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.


APPLICATION USAGE The effect is intended to be similar to that of floating-point excep- tions raised by arithmetic operations. Hence, enabled traps for float- ing-point exceptions raised by this function are taken.

RATIONALE Raising overflow or underflow is allowed to also raise inexact because on some architectures the only practical way to raise an exception is to execute an instruction that has the exception as a side effect. The function is not restricted to accept only valid coincident expressions for atomic operations, so the function can be used to raise exceptions accrued over several operations.


SEE ALSO feclearexcept(), fegetexceptflag(), fesetexceptflag(), fetestexcept(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <fenv.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 .

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