CEIL(3P)
 CEIL(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual CEIL(3P)

# PROLOG

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

# NAME

ceil, ceilf, ceill - ceiling value function

# SYNOPSIS

#include <math.h>

double ceil(double x );

float ceilf(float x );

long double ceill(long double x );

# DESCRIPTION

These functions shall compute the smallest integral value not less than x.

An application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to zero and call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if errno is non-zero or fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.

# RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, ceil(), ceilf(), and ceill() shall return the smallest integral value not less than x, expressed as a type double, float, or long double, respectively.

If x is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.

If x is ±0 or ±Inf, x shall be returned.

If the correct value would cause overflow, a range error shall occur and ceil(), ceilf(), and ceill() shall return the value of the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.

# ERRORS

These functions shall fail if:
Range Error
The result overflows.

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

The following sections are informative.

None.

# APPLICATION USAGE

The integral value returned by these functions need not be expressible as an int or long. The return value should be tested before assigning it to an integer type to avoid the undefined results of an integer overflow.

The ceil() function can only overflow when the floating-point representation has DBL_MANT_DIG > DBL_MAX_EXP.

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.

# FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

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