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Date: 2005-03-24 (20:31)
From: Ken Rose <kenrose@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] float printing
Christophe Raffalli wrote:
> I have a small problem to read and write float in a file. I use the
> format library and there is no way to write/read a float in hexadecimal
> to be sure you read exactly the same float back from the file (a n bits
> mantisse float may need n decimals to have an exact representation.
> Just compute 1/2^n and count decimals).
> The only way is to convert the float to string via Printf and then print
> the string with Format.print_string.
> Don't you think Pervasives and format should have a write/print_hexfloat
> and Pervasives should have an input_hexfloat function ?

Maybe Int64.bits_of_float and Int64.float_of_bits will do what you need.

  - ken