wcstof(), wcstod(), wcstold(), wcstof_l(), wcstod_l(), wcstold_l()

convert wide character string to various floating point value 



#include <wchar.h>

float wcstof(const wchar_t *nptr, wchar_t **endptr);

double wcstod(const wchar_t *nptr, wchar_t **endptr);

long double wcstold(const wchar_t *nptr, wchar_t **endptr);

float wcstof_l(const wchar_t *nptr, wchar_t **endptr, locale_t locale);

double wcstod_l(const wchar_t *nptr, wchar_t **endptr, locale_t locale);

long double wcstold_l(const wchar_t *nptr, wchar_t **endptr, locale_t locale);


The wcstod() function converts the input string nptr into a double-precision value. The scanning stops at the first character that is not recognized as part of the number. This character can be the terminating NULL. This conversion occurs if a string of the expected form is passed in. The expected form consists of an initial, possibly empty, sequence of white-space characters, a sequence of characters interpreted as a floating-point constant, and a final sequence of wide characters that are not recognized as part followed by a terminating NULL character.

The sequence of characters that is interpreted as a floating-point constant must be of the following form. The expected form begins with an optional + or - character followed by a non-empty sequence of digits followed by an optional radix and an optional exponent part. The exponent part consists of an e or E followed by an optional sign and one or more digits.

The radix is defined by the program's locale, category LC_NUMERIC. In a locale where the radix is not defined or in the POSIX locale, the radix defaults to a period (.).

The strtod_l() class of functions behave in the same way as strtod() class of functions without the _l suffix, but uses the specified locale rather than the global or per-thread locale. A locale_t is returned by newlocale().



Is the null-terminated pointer to convert.


Points to the character that stops the scan.


Is a locale_t perhaps returned by newlocale() or LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or 0 for the current thread locale set with uselocale().


The wcstod() and wcstod_l() class of functions return the value of the floating-point number. In the case of an overflow the wcstod() and wcstod_l() functions returns ±HUGE_VAL (or ±HUGE_VALF or ±HUGE_VALL), where the sign of HUGE_VAL matches the sign of the value that could not be represented. If no conversion can be performed or if an underflow occurred then the wcstod() and wcstod_l() functions return 0. If the function fails, errno is set to one of the following values:


An overflow occurred.


The conversion could not be performed or an underflow occurred.


wcstod() conforms to ANSI/ISO 9899-1990/AM 1-1995.


MT-Safe, with exceptions.

The wcstod() class of functions are MT-Safe as long as no thread calls setlocale() while this function is executing.

The wcstod_l() class of functions are MT-Safe as long as no thread calls freelocale() on localewhile this function is executing.




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newlocale(), setlocale(), wcstoimax(), wcstoimax_l(), wcstol(), wcstol_l(), wcstoll(), wcstoll_l(), wcstoq(), wcstoul(), wcstoul_l(), wcstoull(), wcstoull_l(), wcstoumax(), wcstoumax_l(), wcstouq()

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