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signbit - test sign of a real floating point number
int signbit (X);
Compile with -std=c99; link with -lm.
`signbit' is a generic macro which can work on all real floating-point
types. It returns a non-zero value if the value of X has its sign
This is not the same as `x < 0.0', because IEEE 754 floating point
allows zero to be signed. The comparison `-0.0 < 0.0' is false,
but `signbit (-0.0)' will return a non-zero value.
C99. This function is defined in IEC 559 (and the appendix with
recommended functions in IEEE 754/IEEE 854).
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