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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for atof (redhat section 3)

ATOF(3) 			    Linux Programmer's Manual				  ATOF(3)

NAME
       atof - convert a string to a double.

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       double atof(const char *nptr);

DESCRIPTION
       The  atof() function converts the initial portion of the string pointed to by nptr to dou-
       ble.  The behaviour is the same as

	      strtod(nptr, (char **)NULL);

       except that atof() does not detect errors.

RETURN VALUE
       The converted value.

CONFORMING TO
       SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899

SEE ALSO
       atoi(3), atol(3), strtod(3), strtol(3), strtoul(3)

GNU					    1993-03-29					  ATOF(3)


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