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# NAME¶

ilogb, ilogbf, ilogbl - get integer exponent of a floating-point value

# SYNOPSIS¶

#include <math.h>

int ilogb(doublex);int ilogbf(floatx);int ilogbl(long doublex);

Link with *-lm*.

**ilogb**():

_ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L

|| _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500

|| /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE

|| /* Glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

**ilogbf**(), **ilogbl**():

_ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L

|| /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE

|| /* Glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

# DESCRIPTION¶

These functions return the exponent part of their argument as a
signed integer. When no error occurs, these functions are equivalent to the
corresponding logb(3) functions, cast to *int*.

# RETURN VALUE¶

On success, these functions return the exponent of *x*, as a
signed integer.

If *x* is zero, then a domain error occurs, and the functions
return **FP_ILOGB0**.

If *x* is a NaN, then a domain error occurs, and the
functions return **FP_ILOGBNAN**.

If *x* is negative infinity or positive infinity, then a
domain error occurs, and the functions return **INT_MAX**.

# ERRORS¶

See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.

The following errors can occur:

- Domain error:
*x*is 0 or a NaN - An invalid floating-point exception (
**FE_INVALID**) is raised, and*errno*is set to**EDOM**(but see BUGS). - Domain error:
*x*is an infinity - An invalid floating-point exception (
**FE_INVALID**) is raised, and*errno*is set to**EDOM**(but see BUGS).

# ATTRIBUTES¶

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

Interface |
Attribute |
Value |

ilogb (), ilogbf (), ilogbl () | Thread safety | MT-Safe |

# CONFORMING TO¶

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

# BUGS¶

Before version 2.16, the following bugs existed in the glibc implementation of these functions:

- The domain error case where
*x*is 0 or a NaN did not cause*errno*to be set or (on some architectures) raise a floating-point exception. - The domain error case where
*x*is an infinity did not cause*errno*to be set or raise a floating-point exception.

# SEE ALSO¶

# COLOPHON¶

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2021-03-22 |