gcvt

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NAME
       gcvt - convert a floating-point number to a string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

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

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

       gcvt():
           Since glibc 2.12:
               (_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500) ! (_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L)
                   || /* Glibc since 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
                   || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _SVID_SOURCE
           Before glibc 2.12:
               _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500

DESCRIPTION
       The gcvt() function converts number to a minimal length null-terminated
       ASCII string and stores the result in buf.  It produces ndigit signifi-
       cant digits in either printf(3) F format or E format.

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

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

       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |gcvt()    | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +----------+---------------+---------+

CONFORMING TO
       Marked  as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001.  POSIX.1-2008 removes the specifica-
       tion of gcvt(), recommending the  use  of  sprintf(3)  instead  (though
       snprintf(3) may be preferable).

SEE ALSO
       ecvt(3), fcvt(3), sprintf(3)

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