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Re: strtod ("nan") returns negative NaN




On Aug 14 12:20, Heavenly Avenger wrote:
> On 8/14/2018 10:23 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > I just wonder why returning -NaN when the input is "-nan" isn't the
> > better approach.  After all:
> > 
> >    printf ("nan (\"\") = %f\n", nan (""));
> >    printf ("-nan (\"\") = %f\n", -nan (""));
> > 
> > ==>
> > 
> >    nan ("") = nan
> >    -nan ("") = -nan
> > 
> > So, shouldn't the ideal outcome be this:
> > 
> >    strtod ("nan", NULL) = nan
> >    strtod ("-nan", NULL) = -nan
> >    strtold ("nan", NULL) = nan
> >    strtold ("-nan", NULL) = -nan
> > 
> > ?
> > 
> > Corinna
> > 
> I'd say it is not the better/best approach as, even though it makes sense,
> all other implementations or linux distributions treat it as a plain "nan".
> So anything written for linux will potentially break on cygwin, I am not
> sure this is the idea behind cygwin, right?

My point is, even the glibc printf prints a negative NaN as "-nan",
see above.  strtod/strtold returning a different NaN value looks
inconsistent.

Well, never mind.


Corinna

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