NAN(3) libc math functions NAN(3)
nan, nanf, nanl - return 'Not a Number'
double nan(const char *tagp);
float nanf(const char *tagp);
long double nanl(const char *tagp);
These functions return a representation (determined by tagp) of a quiet
NaN. If the implementation does not support quiet NaNs, these functions
The call nan("char-sequence") is equivalent to strtod ("NAN(char-
sequence)",NULL) and similarly calls to nanf and nanl are equivalent to
analogous calls to strtof and strtold.
The argument tagp is used in an unspecified manner. On IEEE 754 sys-
tems, there are many representations of NaN, and tagp selects one. On
other systems it may do nothing.
C99. See also IEC 559 and the appendix with recommended functions in
IEEE 754/IEEE 854.
GNU 2002-08-10 NAN(3)