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[perl #122482] netlib dtoa.c

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From:
Jarkko Hietaniemi via RT
Date:
August 20, 2014 18:53
Subject:
[perl #122482] netlib dtoa.c
Message ID:
rt-4.0.18-26067-1408560798-1401.122482-14-0@perl.org
Then again, dtoa.c is not without is share of security problems, see e.g. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-0689
(with many links to follow)

I also got a pointer to another implementation:

http://git.musl-libc.org/cgit/musl/tree/src/internal/floatscan.c

Much more minimal (good), and does seemingly 80-bit long doubles (good),
but while musl has in general good quality and reputation (good), how well has this been tested for the edge cases, and there are more IEEE (or -ish) long double types.



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