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ATOF

ATOF

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

atof - convert a string to a double-precision number  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

double atof(const char *str);
 

DESCRIPTION

The call atof(str) shall be equivalent to:


strtod(str,(char **)NULL),

except that the handling of errors may differ. If the value cannot be represented, the behavior is undefined.  

RETURN VALUE

The atof() function shall return the converted value if the value can be represented.  

ERRORS

No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

The atof() function is subsumed by strtod() but is retained because it is used extensively in existing code. If the number is not known to be in range, strtod() should be used because atof() is not required to perform any error checking.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

strtod() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdlib.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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