Subject: Re: lib/17630: atof(3) lacks of some precision
To: None <>
From: Eric Jacoboni <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/18/2002 11:35:36
>>>>> "David" == David Laight <> writes:

David> It also points you at strtod....

David> What more do you want?

Just the truth...

According to WG14/N869 Committee Draft, section, and manpages
of some other Unices:


2 The atof function converts the initial portion of the string pointed
to by nptr to double representation. Except for the behavior on error,
it is equivalent to 

strtod(nptr, (char **)NULL)

NetBSD manpage seems to insinuate that atof() is simpy equivalent to
strtod(nptr, (char **)NULL). It's not sufficient (as far i understand
the english word "equivalent").
Éric Jacoboni, né il y a 1330428568 secondes