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fixadd - Man Page

Safe function to add fixed point numbers clamping overflow. Allegro game programming library.


#include <allegro.h>

fixed fixadd(fixed x, fixed y);


Although fixed point numbers can be added with the normal '+' integer  operator, that doesn't provide any protection against overflow. If overflow is a problem, you should use this function instead. It is slower than using integer operators, but if an overflow occurs it will set `errno' and clamp the result, rather than just letting it wrap. Example:

   fixed result;
   /* This will put 5035 into `result'. */
   result = fixadd(itofix(5000), itofix(35));
   /* Sets `errno' and puts -32768 into `result'. */
   result = fixadd(itofix(-31000), itofix(-3000));
   ASSERT(!errno); /* This will fail. */

Return Value

Returns the clamped result of adding `x' to `y', setting `errno' to ERANGE if there was an overflow.

See Also

fixsub(3), fixmul(3), fixdiv(3)

Referenced By

fixdiv(3), fixmul(3), fixsub(3).

version 4.4.3 Allegro manual