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exp, expf, expl - exponential function

#include <math.h>

double exp(doublex);

float expf(floatx);

long double expl(long doublex);

These functions shall compute the base-

eexponential ofx.An application wishing to check for error situations should set

errnoto zero and callfeclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, iferrnois non-zero orfetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.

Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the exponential value of

x.If the correct value would cause overflow, a range error shall occur and

exp(),expf(), andexpl() shall return the value of the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.If the correct value would cause underflow, and is not representable, a range error may occur, and either 0.0 (if supported), or an implementation-defined value shall be returned.

If

xis NaN, a NaN shall be returned.If

xis ±0, 1 shall be returned.If

xis -Inf, +0 shall be returned.If

xis +Inf,xshall be returned.If the correct value would cause underflow, and is representable, a range error may occur and the correct value shall be returned.

These functions shall fail if:

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then

Range Error The result overflows. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errnoshall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the overflow floating-point exception shall be raised.

These functions may fail if: Range Error The result underflows. errnoshall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the underflow floating-point exception shall be raised.

The following sections are informative.

None.

Note that for IEEE Std 754-1985

double, 709.8 <ximpliesexp(x) has overflowed. The valuex< -708.4 impliesexp(x) has underflowed.On error, the expressions (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) and (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) are independent of each other, but at least one of them must be non-zero.

None.

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feclearexcept() ,fetestexcept() ,isnan() ,log() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 4.18, Treatment of Error Conditions for Mathematical Functions,<math.h>

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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