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Jarkko Hietaniemi
December 19, 2000 07:50
Re: strtoul (was Re: [PATCH] Fcntl constants speedup)
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On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 09:20:04AM +0000, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:
> Nicholas Clark <> writes:
> >
> >So it looks like we might get a speed kick from doing strtoul ourselves in
> >sv.c (as part of looks_like_number) hardwired for base 10.
> Sounds good - I was always slightly surprised it did not do it anyway.
> >As long as we don't mind losing locale based number grouping (whatever
> >that is, but it's compiled in in my copy of strtol - I disassembled it
> >and can see the pattern of code that's doing it)
> We only loose "locale based number grouping" for things that "look
> like numbers" in perl's view - so do we really loose anything?

We gain more warnings if the system's strtoul() didn't use to complain
about things like "1,234,567" and nicely returned 1234567.  Search
perllocale for 'grouping', and see localeconv(3).

> -- 
> Nick Ing-Simmons <>
> Via, but not speaking for: Texas Instruments Ltd.

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