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Tcl_PrintDouble(3)		      Tcl Library Procedures		       Tcl_PrintDouble(3)

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NAME
       Tcl_PrintDouble - Convert floating value to string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <tcl.h>

       Tcl_PrintDouble(interp, value, dst)

ARGUMENTS
       Tcl_Interp *interp (in)		Before Tcl 8.0, the tcl_precision variable in this inter-
					preter controlled the conversion.  As of  Tcl  8.0,  this
					argument  is  ignored and the conversion is controlled by
					the tcl_precision variable that  is  now  shared  by  all
					interpreters.

       double value (in)		Floating-point value to be converted.

       char *dst (out)			Where  to store the string representing value.	Must have
					at least TCL_DOUBLE_SPACE characters of storage.
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DESCRIPTION
       Tcl_PrintDouble generates a string that represents the value of value  and  stores  it  in
       memory  at  the location given by dst.  It uses %g format to generate the string, with one
       special twist: the string is guaranteed to contain either a "."	or an "e" so that it does
       not  look  like	an  integer.   Where  %g would generate an integer with no decimal point,
       Tcl_PrintDouble adds ".0".								  |

       If the tcl_precision value is non-zero, the result will have precisely that many digits of |
       significance.   If the value is zero (the default), the result will have the fewest digits |
       needed to represent the number in such a way that Tcl_NewDoubleObj will generate the  same |
       number  when presented with the given string.  IEEE semantics of rounding to even apply to |
       the conversion.

KEYWORDS
       conversion, double-precision, floating-point, string

Tcl					       8.0			       Tcl_PrintDouble(3)
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