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--- raise floating-point exception
int feraiseexcept(int excepts);
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function shall attempt to raise the supported floating-point exceptions
represented by the argument
The order in which these floating-point exceptions are raised is
unspecified. Whether the
function additionally raises the inexact floating-point exception
whenever it raises the overflow or underflow floating-point exception
If the argument is zero or if all the specified exceptions were
shall return zero. Otherwise, it shall return a non-zero value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The effect is intended to be similar to that of floating-point
exceptions raised by arithmetic operations. Hence, enabled traps for
floating-point exceptions raised by this function are taken.
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.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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