gentype
mad
(
| gentype a, |
gentype b, | |
gentype c) |
mad
approximates a
* b
+ c
. Whether or how the
product of a
* b
is rounded and how supernormal or
subnormal intermediate products are handled is not
defined. mad
is intended to be used where speed is
preferred over accuracy.
For some usages, e.g. mad
(a
, b
, -a
*b
), the definition of mad()
is loose enough that
almost any result is allowed from mad()
for some values of a
and b
.
The vector versions of the math functions operate component-wise. The description is per-component.
The built-in math functions are not affected by the prevailing rounding mode in the calling environment, and always return the same value as they would if called with the round to nearest even rounding mode.
The built-in math functions take scalar or vector arguments. The generic type name gentype is used to indicate that the function can take float, float2, float3, float4, float8, or float16 as the type for the arguments. For any specific use of these function, the actual type has to be the same for all arguments and the return type.
If extended with cl_khr_fp64, generic type name gentype may indicate double and double{2|3|4|8|16} as arguments and return values. If extended with cl_khr_fp16, generic type name gentype may indicate half and half{2|3|4|8|16} as arguments and return values.