copysign man page
copysign, copysignf, copysignl — copy sign of a number
#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
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.
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.
No errors occur.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|copysign(), copysignf(), copysignl()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
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).
On architectures where the floating-point formats are not IEEE 754 compliant, these functions may treat a negative zero as positive.
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The man pages copysignf(3) and copysignl(3) are aliases of copysign(3).