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cacos, cacosf, cacosl — complex arc cosine functions
double complex cacos(double complex z);
float complex cacosf(float complex z);
long double complex cacosl(long double complex z);
The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the
ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here
and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of
POSIX.1‐2017 defers to the ISO C standard.
These functions shall compute the complex arc cosine of z,
with branch cuts outside the interval [-1, +1] along the real
These functions shall return the complex arc cosine value, in the range of a
strip mathematically unbounded along the imaginary axis and in the interval
[0, π] along the real axis.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE
Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating
System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018
Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between
this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original
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