These functions shall compute the hyperbolic cosine of their argument 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.
Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the hyperbolic cosine
If the correct value would cause overflow, a range error shall occur and
cosh(), coshf(), and coshl() shall return the value of
the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.
If x is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.
If x is ±0, the value 1.0 shall be returned.
If x is ±Inf, +Inf shall be returned.
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.
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.
For IEEE Std 754-1985 double, 710.5 < |x| implies
that cosh( x) has overflowed.
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
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