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on 20/6/02 2:18 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo at

> (If someone knows a fast, small, portable function that converts
> floating-point
> numbers to strings such that converting the string back to a number gives the
> *same* number, please let me know. I know about the ones by David Gay in
> netlib,
> but they're too complicated.)
> --lhf

I guess it depends on why you want to turn the number in to a string. If all
you want to achieve is reversible serialisation, converting the FP number's
binary representation in to a hex string is pretty damn quick (and simple),
and reversible, I'd hope :)