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       ceil, ceilf, ceill - ceiling function: smallest integral value not less
       than argument


       #include <math.h>

       double ceil(double x);
       float ceilf(float x);
       long double ceill(long double x);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       ceilf(), ceill(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600
       || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99


       These  functions  return  the  smallest integral value that is not less
       than x.

       For example, ceil(0.5) is 1.0, and ceil(-0.5) is 0.0.


       These functions return the ceiling of x.

       If x is integral, +0, -0, NaN, or infinite, x itself is returned.


       No errors occur.  POSIX.1-2001 documents a range error  for  overflows,
       but see NOTES.


       C99, POSIX.1-2001.  The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4,
       4.3BSD, C89.


       SUSv2 and POSIX.1-2001 contain text about  overflow  (which  might  set
       errno  to ERANGE, or raise an FE_OVERFLOW exception).  In practice, the
       result cannot overflow on any current machine, so  this  error-handling
       stuff is just nonsense.  (More precisely, overflow can happen only when
       the maximum value of  the  exponent  is  smaller  than  the  number  of
       mantissa  bits.   For the IEEE-754 standard 32-bit and 64-bit floating-
       point numbers the maximum value of the exponent is  128  (respectively,
       1024), and the number of mantissa bits is 24 (respectively, 53).)

       The  integral  value  returned  by  these functions may be too large to
       store in an integer type (int, long,  etc.).   To  avoid  an  overflow,
       which  will  produce undefined results, an application should perform a
       range check on the returned value before assigning  it  to  an  integer


       floor(3), lrint(3), nearbyint(3), rint(3), round(3), trunc(3)


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                                  2008-08-05                           CEIL(3)