[fpc-pascal] Writing floating points to steams

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jan 12 12:38:10 CET 2016

On Tue, 12 Jan 2016, Torsten Bonde Christiansen wrote:

> On 2016-01-12 12:04, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> On 2016-01-12 10:45, Torsten Bonde Christiansen wrote:
>>> Since TStream doesn't have any native WriteFloat/Double and the likes,
>>> some conversion is needed - but what is a good strategy for this?
>> I use FloatStr() to do the conversion, then Write() to actually write it
>> to a stream.
>> Regards,
>>    - Graeme -
> In my case I am trying to write a datetime value, and in order not to worry 
> about the format, separators, etc. i would much rather just write the actual 
> floating point value...

Format the date/time as RFC3339 or ISO 8601 (they differe in details only) 
and you should not have a problem. ScanDateTime from strutils will happily
perform the opposite operation.


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