Tcl_NewDoubleObj man page

Tcl_NewDoubleObj, Tcl_SetDoubleObj, Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj — manipulate Tcl values as floating-point values

Synopsis

#include <tcl.h>

Tcl_Obj *
Tcl_NewDoubleObj(doubleValue)

Tcl_SetDoubleObj(objPtr, doubleValue)

int
Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj(interp, objPtr, doublePtr)

Arguments

double doubleValue (in)
A double-precision floating-point value used to initialize or set a Tcl value.
Tcl_Obj *objPtr (in/out)
For Tcl_SetDoubleObj, this points to the value in which to store a double value. For Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj, this refers to the value from which to retrieve a double value.
Tcl_Interp *interp (in/out)
When non-NULL, an error message is left here when double value retrieval fails.
double *doublePtr (out)
Points to place to store the double value obtained from objPtr.

Description

These procedures are used to create, modify, and read Tcl values that hold double-precision floating-point values.

Tcl_NewDoubleObj creates and returns a new Tcl value initialized to the double value doubleValue. The returned Tcl value is unshared.

Tcl_SetDoubleObj sets the value of an existing Tcl value pointed to by objPtr to the double value doubleValue. The objPtr argument must point to an unshared Tcl value. Any attempt to set the value of a shared Tcl value violates Tcl's copy-on-write policy. Any existing string representation or internal representation in the unshared Tcl value will be freed as a consequence of setting the new value.

Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj attempts to retrieve a double value from the Tcl value objPtr. If the attempt succeeds, then TCL_OK is returned, and the double value is written to the storage pointed to by doublePtr. If the attempt fails, then TCL_ERROR is returned, and if interp is non-NULL, an error message is left in interp. The Tcl_ObjType of objPtr may be changed to make subsequent calls to Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj more efficient.

See Also

Tcl_NewObj, Tcl_DecrRefCount, Tcl_IncrRefCount, Tcl_GetObjResult

Keywords

double, double value, double type, internal representation, value, value type, string representation

Referenced By

Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj(3) and Tcl_SetDoubleObj(3) are aliases of Tcl_NewDoubleObj(3).

8.0 Tcl Tcl Library Procedures