std::numeric_limits<T>::has_denorm_loss (3) - Linux Man Pages
static const bool has_denorm_loss; (until C++11)
static constexpr bool has_denorm_loss; (since C++11)
The value of std::numeric_limits<T>::has_denorm_loss is true for all floating-point types T that detect loss of precision when creating a subnormal number as denormalization loss rather than as inexact result (see below).
T value of std::numeric_limits<T>::has_denorm_loss
/* non-specialized */ false
signed char false
unsigned char false
unsigned short false
unsigned int false
unsigned long false
long long false
unsigned long long false
long double implementation-defined
Standard-compliant IEEE 754 floating-point implementations of subnormal numbers are required to detect the loss of accuracy associated with the creation of such number, if it occurs, and may do so in one of the two distinct ways:
1) Denormalization loss: the delivered result differs from what would have been computed were exponent range unbounded.
2) Inexact result: the delivered result differs from what would have been computed were both exponent range and precision unbounded.
No implementation of denormalization loss mechanism exists (accuracy loss is detected after rounding, as inexact result), and this option was removed in the 2008 revision of IEEE Std 754.
libstdc++, libc++, libCstd, and stlport4 define this constant as false for all floating-point types. Microsoft Visual Studio defines it as true for all floating-point types.
As with any floating-point computations, accuracy loss may raise FE_INEXACT
This section is incomplete
Reason: no example
tinyness_before identifies floating-point types that detect tinyness before rounding
has_denorm identifies the denormalization style used by the floating-point type