strfromd

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

NAME
       strfromd,  strfromf,  strfroml  - convert a floating-point value into a
       string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       int strfromd(char *restrict str, size_t n,
                    const char *restrict format, double fp);
       int strfromf(char *restrict str, size_t n,
                    const char *restrict format, float fp);
       int strfroml(char *restrict str, size_t n,
                    const char *restrict format, long double fp);

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

       strfromd(), strfromf(), strfroml():
           __STDC_WANT_IEC_60559_BFP_EXT__

DESCRIPTION
       These functions convert a floating-point value, fp, into  a  string  of
       characters,  str, with a configurable format string.  At most n charac-
       ters are stored into str.

       The terminating null character ('\0') is written if and only  if  n  is
       sufficiently  large,  otherwise  the  written  string is truncated at n
       characters.

       The strfromd(), strfromf(), and strfroml() functions are equivalent to

           snprintf(str, n, format, fp);

       except for the format string.

   Format of the format string
       The format string must start with the character '%'.  This is  followed
       by  an  optional  precision which starts with the period character (.),
       followed by an optional decimal integer.  If no  integer  is  specified
       after  the period character, a precision of zero is used.  Finally, the
       format string should have one of the conversion specifiers a, A, e,  E,
       f, F, g, or G.

       The  conversion  specifier  is applied based on the floating-point type
       indicated by the function suffix.  Therefore,  unlike  snprintf(),  the
       format   string  does  not  have  a  length  modifier  character.   See
       snprintf(3) for a detailed description of these conversion specifiers.

       The implementation conforms to the C99 standard on  conversion  of  NaN
       and infinity values:

              If fp is a NaN, +NaN, or -NaN, and f (or a, e, g) is the conver-
              sion specifier, the conversion is to "nan",  "nan",  or  "-nan",
              respectively.   If  F  (or A, E, G) is the conversion specifier,
              the conversion is to "NAN" or "-NAN".

              Likewise if fp is infinity, it is converted to [-]inf or [-]INF.

       A malformed format string results in undefined behavior.

RETURN VALUE
       The strfromd(), strfromf(), and strfroml() functions return the  number
       of  characters  that  would  have  been  written in str if n had enough
       space, not counting the terminating null  character.   Thus,  a  return
       value of n or greater means that the output was truncated.

VERSIONS
       The  strfromd(),  strfromf(), and strfroml() functions are available in
       glibc since version 2.25.

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7)
       and the POSIX Safety Concepts section in GNU C Library manual.

       +------------+----------------------------------+----------------+
       |Interface   | Attribute                        | Value          |
       +------------+----------------------------------+----------------+
       |            | Thread safety                    | MT-Safe locale |
       |strfromd(), +----------------------------------+----------------+
       |strfromf(), | Asynchronous signal safety       | AS-Unsafe heap |
       |strfroml()  +----------------------------------+----------------+
       |            | Asynchronous cancellation safety | AC-Unsafe mem  |
       +------------+----------------------------------+----------------+
       Note: these attributes are preliminary.

CONFORMING TO
       C99, ISO/IEC TS 18661-1.

NOTES
       The  strfromd(),  strfromf(),  and strfroml() functions take account of
       the LC_NUMERIC category of the current locale.

EXAMPLES
       To convert the value 12.1 as a float type to  a  string  using  decimal
       notation, resulting in "12.100000":

           #define __STDC_WANT_IEC_60559_BFP_EXT__
           #include <stdlib.h>
           int ssize = 10;
           char s[ssize];
           strfromf(s, ssize, "%f", 12.1);

       To  convert the value 12.3456 as a float type to a string using decimal
       notation with two digits of precision, resulting in "12.35":

           #define __STDC_WANT_IEC_60559_BFP_EXT__
           #include <stdlib.h>
           int ssize = 10;
           char s[ssize];
           strfromf(s, ssize, "%.2f", 12.3456);

       To convert the value 12.345e19 as a double type to a string using  sci-
       entific notation with zero digits of precision, resulting in "1E+20":

           #define __STDC_WANT_IEC_60559_BFP_EXT__
           #include <stdlib.h>
           int ssize = 10;
           char s[ssize];
           strfromd(s, ssize, "%.E", 12.345e19);

SEE ALSO
       atof(3), snprintf(3), strtod(3)

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