bug in atof

Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Sat Jan 21 09:34:28 CST 2006

>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Beutner <p.beutner at gmx.net> writes:

    Peter> Which means that '7.8912654773d210' is the same as
    Peter> '7.8912654773e210'.

Running the test with native msvcrt doesn't give me 7.8912654773e210

    Peter> But on linux we have(quoted from 'man strtod'): ----- A decimal
    Peter> number consists of a nonempty sequence of decimal digits pos-
    Peter> sibly containing a radix character (decimal point, locale
    Peter> dependent, usually ``.''), optionally followed by a decimal
    Peter> exponent.  A decimal exponent consists of an ``E'' or ``e'',
    Peter> followed by an optional plus or minus sign, followed by a
    Peter> non-empty sequence of decimal digits, and indicates
    Peter> multiplication by a power of 10.  ----

    Peter> It doesn't parse 'd' or 'D' as exponent.  Seems to be a "MS-only
    Peter> extension" to the standard :p

Could you please check  '7.8912654773d210' gives the expected result on

    Peter> [1]
    Peter> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vclib/html/_crt_atof.2c_.atoi.2c_._atoi64.2c_.atol.asp

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