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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
                                        interpreter 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