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

NAME copysign, copysignf, copysignl - copy sign of a number

SYNOPSIS #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(): _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION The copysign() functions return a value whose absolute value matches that of x, but whose sign bit matches that of y.

RETURN VALUE 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 No errors occur.

CONFORMING TO C99, POSIX.1-2001. This function is defined in IEC 559 (and the appendix with recommended functions in IEEE 754/IEEE 854).

NOTES On architectures where the floating-point formats are not IEEE 754 com- pliant, the copysign() functions may treat a negative zero as positive.

SEE ALSO signbit(3)

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GNU 2008-08-05 COPYSIGN(3)