ABS(3) Linux Programmer's Manual ABS(3)
abs, labs, llabs, imaxabs - compute the absolute value of an integer
int abs(int j);
long int labs(long int j);
long long int llabs(long long int j);
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
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-
Returns the absolute value of the integer argument, of the appropriate
integer type for the function.
SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, C99. C89 only includes the abs() and
labs() functions; the functions llabs() and imaxabs() were added in
Trying to take the absolute value of the most negative integer is not
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
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 built-in functions. GCC 3.0 also han-
dles llabs() and imaxabs() as built-ins.
cabs(3), ceil(3), fabs(3), floor(3), rint(3)
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GNU 2007-07-26 ABS(3)