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--- test floating-point exception flags
int fetestexcept(int excepts);
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function shall determine which of a specified subset of the
floating-point exception flags are currently set. The
argument specifies the floating-point status flags to be queried.
function shall return the value of the bitwise-inclusive OR of the
floating-point exception macros corresponding to the currently set
floating-point exceptions included in
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The following example calls function
if an invalid exception is set, and then function
if an overflow exception is set:
/* ... */
#pragma STDC FENV_ACCESS ON
feclearexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_OVERFLOW);
// maybe raise exceptions
set_excepts = fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_OVERFLOW);
if (set_excepts & FE_INVALID) f();
if (set_excepts & FE_OVERFLOW) g();
/* ... */
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