# Math Error M6108

square root

The operand in a square-root operation was negative.

Program terminates with exit code 136.

Note

The `sqrt`

function in the C run-time library and the FORTRAN intrinsic function **SQRT** do not generate this error. The C `sqrt`

function checks the argument before performing the operation and returns an error value if the operand is negative. The FORTRAN **SQRT** function generates the DOMAIN error M6201 instead of this error.