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fesetexceptflag() — set floating-point exception flags


#include <fenv.h>

HP Integrity Server Only

int fesetexceptflag(const fexcept_t *flagp, int excepts);


void fesetexceptflag(const fexcept_t *flagp, int excepts);


The fesetexceptflag() function sets the status for the floating-point exception flags indicated by the argument excepts to the states stored in the object pointed to by flagp. The value of *flagp must have been set by a previous call to fegetexceptflag() whose second argument represented at least those floating-point exceptions represented by the argument excepts; otherwise, the effect on the indicated floating-point exception flags is undefined. This function does not raise exceptions, but only sets the state of the flags (hence no traps will be taken). The excepts argument can be constructed as a bitwise OR of the floating-point exception macros: FE_INEXACT, FE_DIVBYZERO, FE_UNDERFLOW, FE_OVERFLOW, and FE_INVALID. FE_ALL_EXCEPT represents all the floating-point exceptions.


To use this function, compile either with the default -Ae option or with the -Aa and -D_HPUX_SOURCE options. Make sure your program includes <fenv.h>.

For Integrity servers, specify +Ofenvaccess on the compiler command line or place the call to this function under the effect of an affirmative FENV_ACCESS pragma:


If the FENV_ACCESS pragma is placed outside of any top-level declarations in a file, the pragma will apply to all declarations in the compilation following the pragma until another FENV_ACCESS pragma is encountered or until the end of the file is reached.

If the FENV_ACCESS pragma is placed at the beginning of a block (compound statement), the pragma will apply until another FENV_ACCESS pragma is encountered or until the end of the block is reached.

For PA-RISC, you might need to use the +Onomoveflops compiler option in order to prevent optimizations that can undermine the specified behavior of this function.

Link in the math library by specifying -lm on the compiler or linker command line.

For more information, see the HP-UX floating-point guide for HP Integrity servers at the following site: http://www.hp.com/go/fp.


Integrity Server Only

This function always returns 0, indicating that all the specified flags were successfully set to the appropriate state.




No errors are defined.


Use fegetexceptflag() to save the current state of two floating-point exception flags. Later, use fesetexceptflag() to restore the saved state.

#include <fenv.h> /*...*/ fexcept_t saved_flags; /*...*/ fegetexceptflag(&saved_flags, FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_INEXACT); /*...*/ fesetexceptflag(&saved_flags, FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_INEXACT);


fesetexceptflag() : ISO/IEC C99 (including Annex F, "IEC 60559 floating-point arithmetic")

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