Calculate the length of the hypotenuse for a right-angled triangle
#include <math.h> double hypot( double x, double y ); float hypotf( float x, float y ); long double hypotl( long double x, long double y );
These functions compute the length of the hypotenuse for a right triangle whose sides are x and y adjacent to the right angle. The calculation is equivalent to:
length = sqrt( x*x + y*y );
To check for error situations, use feclearexcept() and fetestexcept():
The length of the hypotenuse.
If the correct value would cause an overflow, a range error occurs, and these functions return HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.
If x or y is ±Inf, +Inf is returned (even if one of x or y is NaN). If x or y is NaN, and the other is not ±Inf, the functions return NaN.
If both arguments are subnormal and the correct result is subnormal, a range error may occur, and the correct result is returned.
#include <stdio.h> #include <math.h> #include <fenv.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main( void ) { int except_flags; feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT); printf( "%f\n", hypot( 3.0, 4.0 ) ); except_flags = fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW); if(except_flags) { /* An error occurred; handle it appropriately. */ } return EXIT_SUCCESS; }
produces the output:
5.000000
Safety: | |
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Cancellation point | No |
Interrupt handler | No |
Signal handler | No |
Thread | Yes |