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gcvt - convert a floating-point number to a string
#include <stdlib.h> char *gcvt(double number, size_t ndigit, char *buf); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): gcvt(): Since glibc 2.12: _SVID_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || _XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED) && !(_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600) Before glibc 2.12: _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || _XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED
The gcvt() function converts number to a minimal length null-terminated ASCII string and stores the result in buf. It produces ndigit significant digits in either printf(3) F format or E format.
The gcvt() function returns the address of the string pointed to by buf.
Marked as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001. POSIX.1-2008 removes the specification of gcvt(), recommending the use of sprintf(3) instead (though snprintf(3) may be preferable).
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