[kaffe] libraries/clib/net/InetAddressImpl.c cannot be compiled on old Linux
ito.kazumitsu at hitachi-cable.co.jp
Mon Jun 2 18:35:02 PDT 2003
In message "Re: [kaffe] libraries/clib/net/InetAddressImpl.c cannot be compiled on old Linux"
on 03/05/30, Dalibor Topic <robilad at yahoo.com> writes:
> In fact, automake offers bultin support for that using AM_FUNC_STRTOD. I think
> that one is supposed to use the strtod.c from libit (libiberty). If that's the
> source you used, I'll create a patch that lets kaffe use that strtod function,
> in case the system implementation is broken, and post it to the list.
I tried the strtod.c from libiberty that comes with binutils-126.96.36.199,
but found it to be a poor man's strtod which uses atof. And atof
of my old Linux seems to use its own strtod internally, So it
cannot be of any help: it converts 4.9406564584124654418e-324 to 0.0.
The strtod I am using now is
/* $NetBSD: strtod.c,v 1.24 1997/03/29 21:05:22 thorpej Exp $ */
which compiles without requiring extra header files.
I am afraid few people are complaining about the poor behavior
of strtod and most people recommend that libc should be updated.
So please do not spend much time on this matter.
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