__setfpucw - set FPU control word on i386 architecture (obsolete)
void __setfpucw(unsigned short control_word);
__setfpucw() transfers control_word to the registers of the FPU (floating-point unit) on the i386 architecture. This was used to control floating-point precision, rounding and floating-point exceptions.
This function was a nonstandard GNU extension.
As of glibc 2.1 this function does not exist anymore. There are new functions from C99, with prototypes in <fenv.h>, to control FPU rounding modes, like fegetround, fesetround, and the floating-point environment, like fegetenv, feholdexcept, fesetenv, feupdateenv and FPU exception handling, like feclearexcept, fegetexceptflag, feraiseexcept, fesetexceptflag, fetestexcept.
If direct access to the FPU control word is still needed, the _FPU_GETCW and _FPU_SETCW macros from <fpu_control.h> can be used.
Set FPU control word on the i386 architecture to
- extended precision
- rounding to nearest
- exceptions on overflow, zero divide and NaN
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