|SCALBLN(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||SCALBLN(3)|
NAMEscalbn, scalbnf, scalbnl, scalbln, scalblnf, scalblnl - multiply floating-point number by integral power of radix
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;or cc -std=c99
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;or cc -std=c99
DESCRIPTIONThese functions multiply their first argument x by FLT_RADIX (probably 2) to the power of exp, that is:
x * FLT_RADIX ** exp
The definition of FLT_RADIX can be obtained by including <float.h>.
RETURN VALUEOn success, these functions return x * FLT_RADIX ** exp.
ERRORSSee math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Range error, overflow
- An overflow floating-point exception ( FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.
- Range error, underflow
- An underflow floating-point exception ( FE_UNDERFLOW) is raised.
These functions do not set errno.
VERSIONSThese functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))The scalbn(), scalbnf(), scalbnl(), scalbln(), scalblnf(), and scalblnl() functions are thread-safe.
CONFORMING TOC99, POSIX.1-2001.
NOTESThese functions differ from the obsolete functions described in scalb(3) in the type of their second argument. The functions described on this page have a second argument of an integral type, while those in scalb(3) have a second argument of type double.
SEE ALSOldexp(3), scalb(3)
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