[issue610] strtof() and strtold() missing

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Mon Apr 23 01:14:01 PDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 05:49:08AM -0000, Hasso Tepper wrote:
> While looking at issue I discovered that most of systems (NetBSD and FreeBSD 
> among others) are using gdtoa for floating point to string and string to 
> floating point conversions. Actually it's true for DF as well, 
> lib/libc/stdlib/strtod.c is successor of the gdtoa.

gdtoa is a mess and for a lot of cases quite slow. I should also point
out that strtof and strtold usage is barely existing.


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