standards/51292: [PATCH] add ecvt()/fcvt()/gcvt() functions
das at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 6 17:33:21 PST 2004
Synopsis: [PATCH] add ecvt()/fcvt()/gcvt() functions (SUSv3)
State-Changed-When: Fri Feb 6 17:33:01 PST 2004
The [efg]cvt() functions date back to Version 3 UNIX. In 4.3BSD-Reno,
they were deprecated, moved to libcompat, and subsequently removed.
I really appreciate you working on this stuff, but at present there
doesn't seem to be enough justification for resurrecting them. They
are not reentrant and have never been part of the C standard, and
nobody has come forward with a concrete example of an application that
requires them. Should this situation change, I would be happy to
re-open this PR.
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