frexp, frexpf, frexpl - convert floating-point number to fractional and integral components

```
#include <math.h>
double frexp(double x, int *exp);
float frexpf(float x, int *exp);
long double frexpl(long double x, int *exp);
```

Link with `-lm`

.

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

These functions are used to split the number `x`

into a normalized fraction and an exponent which is stored in `exp`

.

These functions return the normalized fraction. If the argument `x`

is not zero, the normalized fraction is `x`

times a power of two, and its absolute value is always in the range 1/2 (inclusive) to 1 (exclusive), that is, [0.5,1).

If `x`

is zero, then the normalized fraction is zero and zero is stored in `exp`

.

If `x`

is a NaN, a NaN is returned, and the value of `*exp`

is unspecified.

If `x`

is positive infinity (negative infinity), positive infinity (negative infinity) is returned, and the value of `*exp`

is unspecified.

The program below produces results such as the following:

```
$ ./a.out 2560
frexp(2560, &e) = 0.625: 0.625 * 2^12 = 2560
$ ./a.out -4
frexp(-4, &e) = -0.5: -0.5 * 2^3 = -4
```

```
#include <math.h>
#include <float.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int
main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
double x, r;
int exp;
x = strtod(argv[1], NULL);
r = frexp(x, &exp);
printf("frexp(%g, &e) = %g: %g * %d^%d = %g\n",
x, r, r, FLT_RADIX, exp, x);
exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
}
```

No errors occur.

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface | Attribute | Value |

frexp(), frexpf(), frexpl() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |

C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

The variant returning `double`

also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

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