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explain_strtod(3)	   Library Functions Manual	     explain_strtod(3)

NAME
       explain_strtod -	explain	strtod(3) errors

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<libexplain/strtod.h>
       const char *explain_strtod(const	char *nptr, char **endptr);
       const char *explain_errno_strtod(int errnum, const char *nptr, char
       **endptr);
       void explain_message_strtod(char	*message, int message_size, const char
       *nptr, char **endptr);
       void explain_message_errno_strtod(char *message,	int message_size, int
       errnum, const char *nptr, char **endptr);

DESCRIPTION
       These functions may be used to obtain explanations for errors  returned
       by the strtod(3)	system call.

   explain_strtod
       const char *explain_strtod(const	char *nptr, char **endptr);

       The  explain_strtod function is used to obtain an explanation of	an er-
       ror returned by the strtod(3) system call. The least the	 message  will
       contain	is  the	 value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much
       better, and indicate the	underlying cause in more detail.

       The errno global	variable will be used to obtain	the error value	to  be
       decoded.

       nptr    The  original  nptr,  exactly as	passed to the strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       endptr  The original endptr, exactly as passed to the strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       Returns:
	       The message explaining the error. This message buffer is	shared
	       by all libexplain functions which do not	 supply	 a  buffer  in
	       their argument list.  This will be overwritten by the next call
	       to any libexplain function which	shares this buffer,  including
	       other threads.

       Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buf-
       fer across all threads, and many	other functions	in this	library.

       Example:	This function is intended to be	used in	a fashion  similar  to
       the following example:
	      double result = strtod(nptr, endptr);
	      if (result < 0)
	      {
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_strtod(nptr, endptr));
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The  above  code	 example is available pre-packaged as the explain_str-
       tod_or_die(3) function.

   explain_errno_strtod
       const char *explain_errno_strtod(int errnum, const char *nptr, char
       **endptr);

       The  explain_errno_strtod  function is used to obtain an	explanation of
       an error	returned by the	strtod(3) system call. The least  the  message
       will  contain  is  the value of strerror(errno),	but usually it will do
       much better, and	indicate the underlying	cause in more detail.

       errnum  The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the	 errno
	       global  variable	 just  before this function is called. This is
	       necessary if you	need to	call any code between the system  call
	       to  be explained	and this function, because many	libc functions
	       will alter the value of errno.

       nptr    The original nptr, exactly as passed to	the  strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       endptr  The  original endptr, exactly as	passed to the strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       Returns:
	       The message explaining the error. This message buffer is	shared
	       by  all	libexplain  functions  which do	not supply a buffer in
	       their argument list.  This will be overwritten by the next call
	       to  any libexplain function which shares	this buffer, including
	       other threads.

       Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buf-
       fer across all threads, and many	other functions	in this	library.

       Example:	 This  function	is intended to be used in a fashion similar to
       the following example:
	      double result = strtod(nptr, endptr);
	      if (result < 0)
	      {
		  int err = errno;
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_strtod(err, nptr,
		  endptr));
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The  above  code	 example is available pre-packaged as the explain_str-
       tod_or_die(3) function.

   explain_message_strtod
       void explain_message_strtod(char	*message, int message_size, const char
       *nptr, char **endptr);

       The explain_message_strtod function is used to obtain an	explanation of
       an error	returned by the	strtod(3) system call. The least  the  message
       will  contain  is  the value of strerror(errno),	but usually it will do
       much better, and	indicate the underlying	cause in more detail.

       The errno global	variable will be used to obtain	the error value	to  be
       decoded.

       message The location in which to	store the returned message. If a suit-
	       able message return buffer is supplied, this function is	thread
	       safe.

       message_size
	       The  size  in  bytes  of	the location in	which to store the re-
	       turned message.

       nptr    The original nptr, exactly as passed to	the  strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       endptr  The  original endptr, exactly as	passed to the strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       Example:	This function is intended to be	used in	a fashion  similar  to
       the following example:
	      double result = strtod(nptr, endptr);
	      if (result < 0)
	      {
		  char message[3000];
		  explain_message_strtod(message, sizeof(message), nptr,
		  endptr);
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The above code example is available pre-packaged	 as  the  explain_str-
       tod_or_die(3) function.

   explain_message_errno_strtod
       void explain_message_errno_strtod(char *message,	int message_size, int
       errnum, const char *nptr, char **endptr);

       The explain_message_errno_strtod	function is used to obtain an explana-
       tion  of	 an error returned by the strtod(3) system call. The least the
       message will contain is the value of strerror(errno),  but  usually  it
       will do much better, and	indicate the underlying	cause in more detail.

       message The location in which to	store the returned message. If a suit-
	       able message return buffer is supplied, this function is	thread
	       safe.

       message_size
	       The  size  in  bytes  of	the location in	which to store the re-
	       turned message.

       errnum  The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the	 errno
	       global  variable	 just  before this function is called. This is
	       necessary if you	need to	call any code between the system  call
	       to  be explained	and this function, because many	libc functions
	       will alter the value of errno.

       nptr    The original nptr, exactly as passed to	the  strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       endptr  The  original endptr, exactly as	passed to the strtod(3)	system
	       call.

       Example:	This function is intended to be	used in	a fashion  similar  to
       the following example:
	      double result = strtod(nptr, endptr);
	      if (result < 0)
	      {
		  int err = errno;
		  char message[3000];
		  explain_message_errno_strtod(message,	sizeof(message), err,
		  nptr,	endptr);
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The above code example is available pre-packaged	 as  the  explain_str-
       tod_or_die(3) function.

SEE ALSO
       strtod(3)
	       convert ASCII string to floating-point number

       explain_strtod_or_die(3)
	       convert ASCII string to floating-point number and report	errors

COPYRIGHT
       libexplain version 1.3
       Copyright (C) 2009 Peter	Miller

							     explain_strtod(3)

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