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Journal of nicholas (3034)

Tuesday June 22, 2004
04:16 AM

C99 is not C

[ #19421 ]

While it's on my mind... what's the output from the following C program?

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main() {
  const char *foo = "0x3";
  printf("'%s' is %g\n", foo, atof(foo));
  return 0;

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  • I am a C newbie, so I am always intriguied by small C snippets.

    I guess you expected either scientific notation or 6 digits?

    But how do you specify what notation should be used? - I can get the proper notation by explicitly specifying %E or %F