Utility-chic circa Marc Jacobs 90s grunge era

## DESCRIPTION

The `cathetus`

function takes a pair of doubles representing, respectively, the (lengths of) the hyponenuese and a side
(a cathetus) of a right triangle and returns a double which is the
length of the other side. Thus it is a companion to the standard library `hypot`

function (and like it, care is taken to avoid floating point overflow
and undeflow as would occur in a naïve implementation of this functionality).

Note that the input values may be negative, but the output values are always non-negative
(or `NAN`

).

## RETURN VALUE

Returns the length of the unspecifed cathetus. If the input hyponeuse is `NAN`

, then the same is returned; if the input hypotenuse is ±`INFINITY`

and the input cathetus is finite or `NAN`

, then `INFINITY`

is returned; if the input
hyponeuese is ±`INFINITY`

and the input cathetus is ±`INFINITY`

, then `NAN`

is returned; if the input
hypotenuse is finite and the input cathetus is ±`INFINITY`

,
`NAN`

, or larger (in absolute value) than the hypotenuse, then
`NAN`

is returned.

It is possible to pass small normalised values to function such that the result is
subnormal, but it is not possible for the result to underflow. Nor does the function overflow.
There are no inputs for which the function sets `errno`

, nor for
which a floating point exception is raised.