atof

ATOF(3P)                    POSIX Programmer's Manual                   ATOF(3P)



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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 functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the
       ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and
       the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1‐2017 defers
       to the ISO C standard.

       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 POSIX.1‐2017, <stdlib.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology --
       Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 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 .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are most
       likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the source files
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       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .



IEEE/The Open Group                   2017                              ATOF(3P)