ecvt_r man page

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

Synopsis

#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

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

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

Attributes

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

InterfaceAttributeValue
ecvt_r(), fcvt_r(),
qecvt_r(), qfcvt_r()
Thread safetyMT-Safe

Conforming to

These functions are GNU extensions.

Notes

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

See Also

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

Colophon

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Referenced By

ecvt(3), qecvt(3).

fcvt_r(3), qecvt_r(3) and qfcvt_r(3) are aliases of ecvt_r(3).

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