COPYSIGN(3)               Linux Programmer's Manual              COPYSIGN(3)

NAME         top

       copysign, copysignf, copysignl - copy sign of a number

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <math.h>

       double copysign(double x, double y);
       float copysignf(float x, float y);
       long double copysignl(long double x, long double y);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       copysign(), copysignf(), copysignl():
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
               || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
               || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions return a value whose absolute value matches that of
       x, but whose sign bit matches that of y.

       For example, copysign(42.0, -1.0) and copysign(-42.0, -1.0) both
       return -42.0.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, these functions return a value whose magnitude is taken
       from x and whose sign is taken from y.

       If x is a NaN, a NaN with the sign bit of y is returned.

ERRORS         top

       No errors occur.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                            Attribute     Value   │
       │copysign(), copysignf(), copysignl() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

       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).

NOTES         top

       On architectures where the floating-point formats are not IEEE 754
       compliant, these functions may treat a negative zero as positive.

SEE ALSO         top


COLOPHON         top

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