[kaffe] Bug report: NumberFormatException in Float.valueOf

Laurent Martelli laurent at aopsys.com
Wed May 19 09:35:03 PDT 2004

java.lang.Float.valueOf (and also java.lang.Double.valueOf()) must not
use the locale to convert the string into a float or double. 

The javadoc says:

 Leading and trailing whitespace characters in s are ignored. The rest
 of s should constitute a FloatValue as described by the lexical
 syntax rules:

          Signopt FloatingPointLiteral

where Sign, FloatingPointLiteral are as defined in
§3.10.2 of the Java Language Specification.

And the Java Language Specification says (§3.10.2):

A floating-point literal has the following parts: a whole-number part,
a decimal point (represented by an ASCII period character), a
fractional part, an exponent, and a type suffix. The exponent, if
present, is indicated by the ASCII letter e or E followed by an
optionally signed integer.


Laurent Martelli
laurent at aopsys.com                                Java Aspect Components
http://www.aopsys.com/                          http://jac.objectweb.org

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