feholdexcept man page


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feholdexcept — save current floating-point environment


#include <fenv.h>

int feholdexcept(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 feholdexcept() function shall save the current floating-point environment in the object pointed to by envp, clear the floating-point status flags, and then install a non-stop (continue on floating-point exceptions) mode, if available, for all floating-point exceptions.

Return Value

The feholdexcept() function shall return zero if and only if non-stop floating-point exception handling was successfully installed.


No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.



Application Usage



The feholdexcept() function should be effective on typical IEC 60559:1989 standard implementations which have the default non-stop mode and at least one other mode for trap handling or aborting. If the implementation provides only the non-stop mode, then installing the non-stop mode is trivial.

Future Directions


See Also

fegetenv(), feupdateenv()

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


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