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Author vstinner
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Date 2020-01-10.15:51:21
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Linux manual page of nextafter():
The nextafter() function return the next representable floating-point  value following x in the direction of y.  If y is less than x, these functions will return the largest representable number less than x.

If x equals y, the functions return y.

I used this function to round an integer towards zero when casting a float to an integer in bpo-39277. Example in C:

#include <math.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdint.h>
int main()
    int64_t int64_max = 9223372036854775807LL;
    double d = (double)int64_max;  /* ROUND_HALF_EVEN */
    double d2 = nextafter(d, 0.0);
    printf("i = %ld\n", int64_max);
    printf("d = %.0f\n", d);
    printf("d2 = %.0f\n", d2);
    printf("d - d2 = %.0f\n", d - d2);
    return 0;


i = 9223372036854775807
d = 9223372036854775808
d2 = 9223372036854774784
d - d2 = 1024

The function exists in numpy:

numpy.nextafter(x1, x2, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'nextafter'>

    Return the next floating-point value after x1 towards x2, element-wise.

Attached PR adds math.nextafter().
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