Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- ceiling value function
double ceil(double x);
float ceilf(float x);
long double ceill(long double x);
The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the
ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the
ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2008 defers to the ISO C standard.
These functions shall compute the smallest integral value not less than
The result shall have the same sign as
Upon successful completion,
shall return the smallest integral value not less than
expressed as a type
is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.
is ±0 or ±Inf,
shall be returned.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The integral value returned by these functions need not be expressible
The return value should be tested before assigning it to an integer
type to avoid the undefined results of an integer overflow.
These functions may raise the inexact floating-point exception if the
result differs in value from the argument.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Section 4.19, Treatment of Error Conditions for Mathematical Functions,
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-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
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