GCVT(3) Linux Programmer s Manual GCVT(3)

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 signifi- cant 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NOTES This function is obsolete.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)

1993-03-29 GCVT(3)