ABS(3) Linux Programmers Manual ABS(3)
NAME
abs, labs, llabs, imaxabs  compute the absolute value of an integer
SYNOPSIS
#include
int abs(int j);
long int labs(long int j);
long long int llabs(long long int j);
#include
intmax_t imaxabs(intmax_t j);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
llabs(): _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600  _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc std=c99
DESCRIPTION
The abs() function computes the absolute value of the integer argument
j. The labs(), llabs() and imaxabs() functions compute the absolute
value of the argument j of the appropriate integer type for the func
tion.
RETURN VALUE
Returns the absolute value of the integer argument, of the appropriate
integer type for the function.
CONFORMING TO
SVr4, POSIX.12001, 4.3BSD, C99. C89 only includes the abs() and
labs() functions; the functions llabs() and imaxabs() were added in
C99.
NOTES
Trying to take the absolute value of the most negative integer is not
defined.
The llabs() function is included in glibc since version 2.0, but is not
in libc5 or libc4. The imaxabs() function is included in glibc since
version 2.1.1.
For llabs() to be declared, it may be necessary to define
_ISOC99_SOURCE or _ISOC9X_SOURCE (depending on the version of glibc)
before including any standard headers.
GCC handles abs() and labs() as builtin functions. GCC 3.0 also han
dles llabs() and imaxabs() as builtins.
SEE ALSO
cabs(3), ceil(3), fabs(3), floor(3), rint(3)
COLOPHON
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