|NEXTAFTER(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||NEXTAFTER(3)|
NAME¶nextafter, nextafterf, nextafterl, nexttoward, nexttowardf, nexttowardl - floating-point number manipulation
double nextafter(double x, double
float nextafterf(float x, float y);
long double nextafterl(long double x, long double y);
double nexttoward(double x, long double
float nexttowardf(float x, long double y);
long double nexttowardl(long double x, long double y);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
nexttoward(), nexttowardf(), nexttowardl():
DESCRIPTION¶The nextafter(), nextafterf(), and nextafterl() functions return the next representable floating-point value following x in the direction of y. If y is less than x, these functions will return the largest representable number less than x.
If x equals y, the functions return y.
The nexttoward(), nexttowardf(), and nexttowardl() functions do the same as the corresponding nextafter() functions, except that they have a long double second argument.
RETURN VALUE¶On success, these functions return the next representable floating-point value after x in the direction of y.
If x equals y, then y (cast to the same type as x) is returned.
If x or y is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is finite, and the result would overflow, a range error occurs, and the functions return HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL, respectively, with the correct mathematical sign.
If x is not equal to y, and the correct function result would be subnormal, zero, or underflow, a range error occurs, and either the correct value (if it can be represented), or 0.0, is returned.
ERRORS¶See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Range error: result overflow
- An overflow floating-point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.
- Range error: result is subnormal or underflows
- An underflow floating-point exception (FE_UNDERFLOW) is raised.
These functions do not set errno.
ATTRIBUTES¶For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|nextafter (), nextafterf (), nextafterl (), nexttoward (), nexttowardf (), nexttowardl ()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
CONFORMING TO¶C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008. This function is defined in IEC 559 (and the appendix with recommended functions in IEEE 754/IEEE 854).
BUGS¶In glibc version 2.5 and earlier, these functions do not raise an underflow floating-point (FE_UNDERFLOW) exception when an underflow occurs.
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