GCVT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1993-03-29
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NAME

gcvt - convert a floating-point number to a string  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

char *gcvt(double number, size_t ndigit, char *buf);
 

DESCRIPTION

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.  

NOTES

This function is obsolete. Instead, sprintf() is recommended.  

RETURN VALUE

The gcvt() function returns the address of the string pointed to by buf.  

CONFORMING TO

marked as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001.  

SEE ALSO

ecvt(3), fcvt(3), sprintf(3)


 

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