floor, floorf, floorl - largest integral value not greater than argument
#include <math.h> double floor(double x); float floorf(float x); long double floorl(long double x);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
These functions return the largest integral value that is not greater than
floor(0.5) is 0.0, and
floor(-0.5) is -1.0.
These functions return the floor of
x is integral, +0, -0, NaN, or an infinity,
x itself is returned.
No errors occur. POSIX.1-2001 documents a range error for overflows, but see NOTES.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|floor(), floorf(), floorl()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.
The variant returning
double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
SUSv2 and POSIX.1-2001 contain text about overflow (which might set
errno to ERANGE, or raise an FE_OVERFLOW exception). In practice, the result cannot overflow on any current machine, so this error-handling stuff is just nonsense. (More precisely, overflow can happen only when the maximum value of the exponent is smaller than the number of mantissa bits. For the IEEE-754 standard 32-bit and 64-bit floating-point numbers the maximum value of the exponent is 128 (respectively, 1024), and the number of mantissa bits is 24 (respectively, 53).)
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