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Re: [perl #120426] Strange and unwarranted underflow instring-to-number

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Dave Mitchell
December 4, 2013 17:22
Re: [perl #120426] Strange and unwarranted underflow instring-to-number
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On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 01:21:53PM -0500, Morten Welinder wrote:
> If I understand you right, you are rolling your own atof.


> That is tricky business.


> There are some tricky cases at
> that glibc has only recently gotten right.


Does anyone know why we roll our own?

A major Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, but
fortunately some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to
everyone's satisfaction.
    -- Things That Never Happen in "Star Trek" #13

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