[erlang-questions] new float_to_list/2 BIF - critique wanted

Per Melin <>
Sun May 3 17:15:28 CEST 2009


Gleb Peregud:
> I've implemented BIF float_to_list/2,  which accepts additional
> parameter Precision. Tested only on Linux. Win32 and vxworks code is
> untested.
>
> Patch is attached. Critique is very welcomed! If the patch is valuable
> I'll send it to the erlang-patches mailing list

Yes! I cannot overstate how much I would appreciate a BIF like this.

Dealing with large amounts of financial instrument information, where
response times and latency must be low, the lack of a fast usable
float_to_list is a huge pain.



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