strtof is missing

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Nov 24 01:50:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 10:34:37AM +1000, Arseny Slobodjuck wrote:
> Sunday, November 24, 2002, 9:04:04 AM, you wrote:
> j> I use a pretty new Cygwin release and I notice that the strtof function is 
> j> missing in stdlib.h. On my Linux system the function is declared in stdlib.h.
> j> Can anybody help me? I should have to convert a string to a flat and this 
> j> seems to be the only possibility. (O do not want to have double).
> How about atof or sscanf ? That is two.

Or float f = (float) strtod ();

However, I just had a look into newlib and there's a function

    float strtodf (const char *, char **);

defined.  There's no man page on Linux and no such entry in SUSv3, but
it's the correct definition for strtof(3).  

It looks like a typo, including stdlib.h.  Or is there a good reason
for that definition?!?


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