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Re: [PATCH] bypass broken inline strtod() definition in <stdlib.h> on Mi

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bypass broken inline strtod() definition in <stdlib.h> on Mingw
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:08:55 -0600
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On 06/14/2010 12:01 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:
>> Or even better, why not push those two tests upstream into autoconf,
>> then have gnulib override AC_FUNC_STRTOD if it detects older autoconf,
>> so that everyone using upstream AC_FUNC_STRTOD can reliably detect these
>> same bugs?
> The strtod() tests that are currently in gl_FUNC_STRTOD, but not
> in AC_FUNC_STRTOD, are tests for C99 features that are not in
> C90.  The Autoconf manual's description of AC_FUNC_STRTOD says
> only that it tests that strtod() works "correctly", but it does
> not say what standard it is testing against.  Is it appropriate
> for AC_FUNC_STRTOD to start requiring a C99-compliant strtod()?

Given that autoconf's AC_FUNC_STRTOLD checks for a C99-compliant
strtold, I'd say yes.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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