std::underflow_error (3) - Linux Manuals

std::underflow_error: std::underflow_error


std::underflow_error - std::underflow_error


Defined in header <stdexcept>
class underflow_error;

Defines a type of object to be thrown as exception. It may be used to report arithmetic underflow errors (that is, situations where the result of a computation is a subnormal floating-point value)
The standard library components do not throw this exception (mathematical functions report underflow errors as specified in math_errhandling). Third-party libraries, however, use this. For example, boost.math throws std::underflow_error if boost::math::policies::throw_on_error is enabled (the default setting).
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Inheritance diagram

Member functions

              constructs the exception object
constructor (public member function)


explicit underflow_error( const std::string& what_arg ); (1)
explicit underflow_error( const char* what_arg ); (2) (since C++11)

Constructs the exception object with what_arg as explanatory string that can be accessed through what().
Because copying std::underflow_error is not permitted to throw exceptions, this message is typically stored internally as a separately-allocated reference-counted string. This is also why there is no constructor taking std::string&&: it would have to copy the content anyway.


what_arg - explanatory string


May throw std::bad_alloc

Inherited from std::exception

Member functions

destructor destroys the exception object
             (virtual public member function of std::exception)

what returns an explanatory string
             (virtual public member function of std::exception)