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Re: strtod ("nan") returns negative NaN




Here's the result for a gentoo with the same code provided by Masamichi Hosoda.

Linux ethereal 4.14.32-std522-amd64 #2 SMP Sat Mar 31 20:05:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

strtof ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtof ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("-nan", NULL) = nan

This further supports the reasoning to always return just 'nan'.


On 8/14/2018 12:05 PM, Masamichi Hosoda wrote:
Hi

I've found that strtod ("nan") returns negative NaN on Cygwin 64 bit.
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2018-08/msg00168.html

On Linux with glibc, both strtod ("nan")
and strtod ("-nan") return positive NaN.

So I've created the patch that behaves like glibc.
Both strtod ("nan") and strtod ("-nan") return positive NaN.

Sample code:
```
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main (void)
{
   printf ("strtof (\"nan\", NULL) = %f\n", strtof ("nan", NULL));
   printf ("strtof (\"-nan\", NULL) = %f\n", strtof ("-nan", NULL));
   printf ("strtod (\"nan\", NULL) = %f\n", strtod ("nan", NULL));
   printf ("strtod (\"-nan\", NULL) = %f\n", strtod ("-nan", NULL));
   printf ("strtold (\"nan\", NULL) = %Lf\n", strtold ("nan", NULL));
   printf ("strtold (\"-nan\", NULL) = %Lf\n", strtold ("-nan", NULL));
}
```

The result of Cygwin (newlib) without my patch:
```
strtof ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtof ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("nan", NULL) = -nan
strtod ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("nan", NULL) = -nan
strtold ("-nan", NULL) = -nan
```

The result of Linux (glibc, Ubuntu 16.04):
```
strtof ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtof ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("-nan", NULL) = nan
```

The result of FreeBSD 10.1 (BSD libc):
```
strtof ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtof ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("-nan", NULL) = nan
```

The result of Cygwin (newlib) with my patch:
```
strtof ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtof ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtod ("-nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("nan", NULL) = nan
strtold ("-nan", NULL) = nan
```

Thanks.


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