NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | NOTES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

ECVT_R(3)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                ECVT_R(3)

NAME         top

       ecvt_r, fcvt_r, qecvt_r, qfcvt_r - convert a floating-point number to
       a string

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdlib.h>

       int ecvt_r(double number, int ndigits, int *decpt,
                  int *sign, char *buf, size_t len);

       int fcvt_r(double number, int ndigits, int *decpt,
                  int *sign, char *buf, size_t len);

       int qecvt_r(long double number, int ndigits, int *decpt,
                  int *sign, char *buf, size_t len);

       int qfcvt_r(long double number, int ndigits, int *decpt,
                  int *sign, char *buf, size_t len);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       ecvt_r(), fcvt_r(), qecvt_r(), qfcvt_r():
           /* Glibc since 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
               || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       The functions ecvt_r(), fcvt_r(), qecvt_r(), and qfcvt_r() are
       identical to ecvt(3), fcvt(3), qecvt(3), and qfcvt(3), respectively,
       except that they do not return their result in a static buffer, but
       instead use the supplied buf of size len.  See ecvt(3) and qecvt(3).

RETURN VALUE         top

       These functions return 0 on success, and -1 otherwise.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌─────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface            Attribute     Value   │
       ├─────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │ecvt_r(), fcvt_r(),  │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │qecvt_r(), qfcvt_r() │               │         │
       └─────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       These functions are GNU extensions.

NOTES         top

       These functions are obsolete.  Instead, sprintf(3) is recommended.

SEE ALSO         top

       ecvt(3), qecvt(3), sprintf(3)

COLOPHON         top

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GNU                              2016-03-15                        ECVT_R(3)