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NEXTAFTER(3) | Library Functions Manual | NEXTAFTER(3) |
NAME
nextafter, nextafterf, nextafterl, nexttoward — next representable floating-point numberLIBRARY
Math Library (libm, -lm)SYNOPSIS
#include <math.h>
double
nextafter(double x, double y);
float
nextafterf(float x, float y);
long double
nextafterl(long double x, long double y);
double
nexttoward(double x, long double y);
DESCRIPTION
The nextafter(), nextafterf(), and nextafterl() functions return the next machine representable number from x in direction of y. In other words, if y is less than x, the functions return the largest representable floating-point number less than x. When x equals y, the value of y is returned. The three functions differ only in the type of the return value and x.The nexttoward() function is equivalent to the nextafter() family of functions with two exceptions:
- The second parameter has a type long double.
- The return value is y converted to the type of the function, provided that x equals y.
RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, the described functions return the next representable floating-point value as described above. If x is finite but an overflow would occur, a range error follows and the functions return ±HUGE_VAL, ±HUGE_VALF, or ±HUGE_VALL with the same sign as x. When either x or y is NaN, a NaN is returned. When x is not y but the function value is subnormal, zero, or underflows, a range error occurs, and either 0.0 or the correct function value (if representable) is returned.SEE ALSO
math(3)STANDARDS
The described functions conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (“ISO C99”).September 18, 2011 | NetBSD 7.0 |