#include <math.h> double fdim(double x, double y); float fdimf(float x, float y); long double fdiml(long double x, long double y);
These functions shall determine the positive difference between their arguments. If x is greater than y, x-y is returned. If x is less than or equal to y, +0 is returned.
An application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to zero and call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if errno is non-zero or fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.
If x-y is positive and overflows, a range error shall occur and fdim(), fdimf(), and fdiml() shall return the value of the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.
If the correct value would cause underflow, a range error may occur, and fdim(), fdimf(), and fdiml() shall return the correct value, or (if the IEC 60559 Floating-Point option is not supported) an implementation-defined value no greater in magnitude than DBL_MIN, FLT_MIN, and LDBL_MIN, respectively.
If x or y is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.
If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the overflow floating-point exception shall be raised.
The fdim() function may fail if:
If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the underflow floating-point exception shall be raised.
The following sections are informative.
Section 4.20, Treatment of Error Conditions for Mathematical Functions, <math.h>
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