in reply to Re: Re: Using (s)printf()
in thread Using (s)printf()

Thank you for your explanation. How do I circumvent this problem? I have a little perl-program that pulls these numbers from a file and it has to round them correctly. Isn't there some way to store a number exactly?

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Using (s)printf()
by Iphigenie (Initiate) on Oct 09, 2001 at 14:39 UTC

    What if you want to chop a number but not round it? printf just *wants* to round, no option to tell it not to :(

    I needed something that would chop the extra digits (price calculataions) without rounding.

    quick fox was to compare the sprintf result with the original and if it was larger remove 0.01 - yuk!...

    I ended up using split and substr... - not pretty either

    There must be a better way!