I propose to use a simpler method for converting float literals to
values: atof() or sscanf() with a "%lf" format. After all there are
exactly three calls to strtod() in the whole Python source, and in two
cases the format has already been verified so that no strong error
checking is needed (strop.atof is the third -- I'm willing to fix it).
My question to the forum: does anyone see portability problems with
atof() or sscanf() ? I would guess that these should work on all
systems where strtod() works, but if this isn't the case, I might only
increase my portability problem!
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl>