Markus Hoenicka <> wrote:

> I guess I have incorrectly generalized  
> from FreeBSD that ato*() are wrappers around the corresponding  
> strto*() functions. If they are indeed separately implemented in other  
> OSes, [snip]

The ato* are indeed often implemented in terms of strto*.  The problem
is that the ato* signature just doesn't lend itself to error
checks, so even if they wrap strto*, error information gets lost in
the wrapper layer.

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