the "general" floating point format

Ian Lance Taylor
Mon Jan 2 07:10:00 GMT 2006

Anthony Shipman <> writes:

> Oh, I missed that bit in the middle. Is that the C standard or just how Gnu C 
> does it? 

It is the C standard.  Note that this is implemented in the C library,
which is not part of GCC.

> Do you know if libstdc++ uses exactly the same specification or perhaps 
> delegates to printf()? (I started off searching for how the C++ "general" 
> format was defined).

libstdc++ delegates to printf.


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