Subject: Re: strtod
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/23/1994 14:55:55
> After today's update, there seems to be a bug in strtod. The first
> symptoms were w(1) dumping core and top doing the same thing, later
> cc looped endlessly while recompiling strtod.c itself (presumably
> while writing the assembly output file containing a double constant
> value) This all happened after the new libc had been installed, of course.

> Oh, this is on an i386 system (could be that systems with a different
> byteorder are not seeing this problem).

This is a problem on little endian machines.  <machine/endian.h> was
not included, so the endianness test always resulted in a big endian
configuration.  I've checked in a fix.