There are mathematical operations that yield real numbers from +/- infinity. For example
exp(-infinity) = 0. Is there a standard for mathematical functions in the standard
C library that accept IEEE-754 infinities (without throwing, or returning NaN). I am on a linux system and would be interested in such a list for
glibc. I could not find such a list in their online manual. For instance their documentation on
exp does not mention how it handles the
-infinity case. Any help will be much appreciated.
The See Also section of POSIX' math.h definition links to the POSIX definitions of acceptable domains.
If x is ±0, +0 shall be returned. If x is ±Inf, +Inf shall be returned.
I converted mentioned See Also-section to StackOverflow-Markdown:
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