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Tcl_DoubleObj(3tcl) Tcl Library Procedures Tcl_DoubleObj(3tcl)


Tcl_NewDoubleObj, Tcl_SetDoubleObj, Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj - manipulate Tcl values as floating-point values


#include <tcl.h>

Tcl_Obj *

Tcl_SetDoubleObj(objPtr, doubleValue)

Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj(interp, objPtr, doublePtr)


double doubleValue (in)
A double-precision floating-point value used to initialize or set a Tcl value.
Tcl_Obj *objPtr (in/out)
For Tcl_SetDoubleObj, this points to the value in which to store a double value. For Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj, this refers to the value from which to retrieve a double value.
Tcl_Interp *interp (in/out)
When non-NULL, an error message is left here when double value retrieval fails.
double *doublePtr (out)
Points to place to store the double value obtained from objPtr.


These procedures are used to create, modify, and read Tcl values that hold double-precision floating-point values.

Tcl_NewDoubleObj creates and returns a new Tcl value initialized to the double value doubleValue. The returned Tcl value is unshared.

Tcl_SetDoubleObj sets the value of an existing Tcl value pointed to by objPtr to the double value doubleValue. The objPtr argument must point to an unshared Tcl value. Any attempt to set the value of a shared Tcl value violates Tcl's copy-on-write policy. Any existing string representation or internal representation in the unshared Tcl value will be freed as a consequence of setting the new value.

Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj attempts to retrieve a double value from the Tcl value objPtr. If the attempt succeeds, then TCL_OK is returned, and the double value is written to the storage pointed to by doublePtr. If the attempt fails, then TCL_ERROR is returned, and if interp is non-NULL, an error message is left in interp. The Tcl_ObjType of objPtr may be changed to make subsequent calls to Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj more efficient.


Tcl_NewDoubleObj always returns a zero-reference object, much like Tcl_NewObj.

Tcl_SetDoubleObj does not modify the reference count of its objPtr argument, but does require that the object be unshared.

Tcl_GetDoubleFromObj does not modify the reference count of its objPtr argument; it only reads. Note however that this function may set the interpreter result; if that is the only place that is holding a reference to the object, it will be deleted.


Tcl_NewObj, Tcl_DecrRefCount, Tcl_IncrRefCount, Tcl_GetObjResult


double, double value, double type, internal representation, value, value type, string representation

8.0 Tcl