Function

GLibstrtod

Declaration

gdouble
g_strtod (
  const gchar* nptr,
  gchar** endptr
)

Description

Converts a string to a #gdouble value. It calls the standard strtod() function to handle the conversion, but if the string is not completely converted it attempts the conversion again with g_ascii_strtod(), and returns the best match.

This function should seldom be used. The normal situation when reading numbers not for human consumption is to use g_ascii_strtod(). Only when you know that you must expect both locale formatted and C formatted numbers should you use this. Make sure that you don’t pass strings such as comma separated lists of values, since the commas may be interpreted as a decimal point in some locales, causing unexpected results.

Parameters

nptr

Type: const gchar*

The string to convert to a numeric value.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
endptr

Type: gchar**

If non-NULL, it returns the character after the last character used in the conversion.

The argument will be set by the function.
The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Return value

Type: gdouble

The #gdouble value.