Getting a STRING from a NUMERIC object
Every class has the
out method that can be used to get a text version of the object. For a lot of classes, this method returns internal information that is not really useful for the end user. But for every
NUMERIC class, the
out method returns a text representation of the number that the
NUMERIC object represents.
print_integer (a_integer: INTEGER)
-- Print the value of `a_integer`.
print (a_integer.out + "%N")
Note that for more advanced conversion, you can also use a conversion class like
The reverse conversion is available for all standard numeric types (
INTEGER_16, etc.) using the features
to_integer_16, etc. of class
STRING. The string should contain a valid string representation of the corresponding numeric value. This can be checked by calling
is_integer_16, etc. before calling the conversion functions.