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

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bypass broken inline strtod() definition in <stdlib.h> on Mingw
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:01:17 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

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()?
Ben Pfaff 

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