Subject: lib/17630: atof(3) lacks of some precision
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/18/2002 10:48:16
>Number:         17630
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       Lack of precision when pretending strtod equivalence
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 18 01:49:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Eric Jacoboni
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6D
System: NetBSD 1.6D NetBSD 1.6D (TITINE-$Revision: 1.500 $) #58: Wed Jul 10 11:07:25 CEST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
atof(3) says: "It is equivalent to: strtod(nptr, (char **)NULL);"
But, imho, it's not enough as error handling is far more complete 
with strtod(). 

Following the n869 draft, i suggest to write:

"Except for the behavior on error, it is equivalent to
 strtod(nptr, (char **)NULL)"