Bug 97540 - strdtod.3.gz does not document the requirements for strtof
Summary: strdtod.3.gz does not document the requirements for strtof
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-06-17 15:03 UTC by Chris Green
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-01 20:29:39 UTC

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Description Chris Green 2003-06-17 15:03:28 UTC
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Description of problem:

is required for __USE_ISOC99 for the prototype for strtof to be defined.

The man page for strtof should document this requirement


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man strtof
2. look for why #include <stdlib.h> isn't good enough

Actual Results:  nothing found

Expected Results:  For strtof to be available, you should include


Additional info:

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-08-01 20:29:39 UTC
the man pages are not tied to any particular version of C. Given enough time,
when gcc implements C99 by default, the macro may no longer be necessary.

The info pages for glibc are always the canon source for [the particular glibc]
implementation specific details.

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