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atof(3)                 Library Functions Manual                 atof(3)

NAME         top

       atof - convert a string to a double

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdlib.h>

       double atof(const char *nptr);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The atof() function converts the initial portion of the string
       pointed to by nptr to double.  The behavior is the same as

           strtod(nptr, NULL);

       except that atof() does not detect errors.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The converted value.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       │ Interface                    Attribute     Value          │
       │ atof()                       │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe locale │

STANDARDS         top

       C11, POSIX.1-2008.

HISTORY         top

       POSIX.1-2001, C89, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO         top

       atoi(3), atol(3), strfromd(3), strtod(3), strtol(3), strtoul(3)

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