fegetenv man page


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fegetenv, fesetenv — get and set current floating-point environment


#include <fenv.h>

int fegetenv(fenv_t *envp);
int fesetenv(const fenv_t *envp);


The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1‐2008 defers to the ISO C standard.

The fegetenv() function shall attempt to store the current floating-point environment in the object pointed to by envp.

The fesetenv() function shall attempt to establish the floating-point environment represented by the object pointed to by envp. The argument envp shall point to an object set by a call to fegetenv() or feholdexcept(), or equal a floating-point environment macro. The fesetenv() function does not raise floating-point exceptions, but only installs the state of the floating-point status flags represented through its argument.

Return Value

If the representation was successfully stored, fegetenv() shall return zero. Otherwise, it shall return a non-zero value. If the environment was successfully established, fesetenv() shall return zero. Otherwise, it shall return a non-zero value.


No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

See Also

feholdexcept(), feupdateenv()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <fenv.h>