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