Improves precision of floating-point divides.

Syntax

Linux and macOS:

-prec-div

-no-prec-div

Windows:

/Qprec-div

/Qprec-div-

Arguments

None

Default

OFF

Default heuristics are used. The default is not as accurate as full IEEE division, but it is slightly more accurate than would be obtained when /Qprec-div- or -no-prec-div is specified.

If you need full IEEE precision for division, you should specify [Q]prec-div.

Description

This option improves precision of floating-point divides. It has a slight impact on speed.

At default optimization levels, the compiler may change floating-point division computations into multiplication by the reciprocal of the denominator. For example, A/B is computed as A * (1/B) to improve the speed of the computation.

However, sometimes the value produced by this transformation is not as accurate as full IEEE division. When it is important to have fully precise IEEE division, use this option to disable the floating-point division-to-multiplication optimization. The result is more accurate, with some loss of performance.

If you specify -no-prec-div (Linux* and macOS*) or /Qprec-div- (Windows*), it enables optimizations that give slightly less precise results than full IEEE division.

Option [Q]prec-div is implied by option -fp-model precise (Linux* and macOS*) and option /fp:precise (Windows*).

IDE Equivalent

None

Alternate Options

None

See Also

Para obtener información más completa sobre las optimizaciones del compilador, consulte nuestro Aviso de optimización.