Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97540
strdtod.3.gz does not document the requirements for strtof
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:52 EDT
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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):
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
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.