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`. do print (a_integer.out + "%N") end

Note that for more advanced conversion, you can also use a conversion class like FORMAT_DOUBLE.

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