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in reply to Re^2: Padding with sprintf changing number
in thread Padding with sprintf changing number

I've rewritten your code into a form that I think makes at least some sense:
use strict; use warnings; my $amt = 4887.15; print " Checking amnt before conversion $amt,\n"; $amt= sprintf("%.2f",$amt); print " Checking amnt after rounding $amt,\n"; $amt = $amt*100; print " Checking amnt after conversion $amt,\n"; printf "Checking the EXACT value of amnt: %.17g\n", $amt; amnt($amt); sub amnt { my $amount=$_[0]; $amount=int($amount); print "$amount i m checking amount before padding,\n"; #my $padamnt = sprintf("%016.0f",$amount);---> currently commented to +check integer effect. my $padamnt = sprintf("%016d",$amount); print "$padamnt i m checking amount after padding,\n"; return $padamnt; }
When I run that script, I get:
Checking amnt before conversion 4887.15, Checking amnt after rounding 4887.15, Checking amnt after conversion 488715, Checking the EXACT value of amnt: 488714.99999999994 488714 i m checking amount before padding, 0000000000488714 i m checking amount after padding,
Note that I've added a line of code that demonstrates that the EXACT value of $amt is NOT 488715.
Perl's print() function frequently fails to produce an accurate representation of floating point values - and that's what is happening here.

That output I'm seeing is as I expect.
Which is the line of output that you don't understand ?

You need to stay alert to this aspect of perl's print() function.
Neither python3 nor raku are afflicted with such a poorly designed implementation:
$ python3 -c "print(4887.15 * 100)" 488714.99999999994 $ raku -e "say 4887.15e0 * 100" 488714.99999999994


Cheers,
Rob