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

NAME         top

       qecvt, qfcvt, qgcvt - convert a floating-point number to a string

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdlib.h>

       char *qecvt(long double number, int ndigits, int *decpt, int *sign);

       char *qfcvt(long double number, int ndigits, int *decpt, int *sign);

       char *qgcvt(long double number, int ndigit, char *buf);

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

       qecvt(), qfcvt(), qgcvt(): _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       The functions qecvt(), qfcvt(), and qgcvt() are identical to ecvt(3),
       fcvt(3), and gcvt(3) respectively, except that they use a long double
       argument number.  See ecvt(3) and gcvt(3).

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface Attribute     Value                │
       │qecvt()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:qecvt │
       │qfcvt()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:qfcvt │
       │qgcvt()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe              │

CONFORMING TO         top

       SVr4.  Not seen in most common UNIX implementations, but occurs in
       SunOS.  Supported by glibc.

NOTES         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       ecvt(3), ecvt_r(3), gcvt(3), sprintf(3)

COLOPHON         top

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