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Real Constants

Formal Definition

The real constants are used to specify floating-point numbers.

Simplified Syntax

sign unsigned_number.unsigned_number

sign unsigned_number.unsigned_number e sign unsigned_number

sign unsigned_number.unsigned_number E sign unsigned_number

Description

A real constant can be specified using only digits, underscores, decimal points and exponential symbols (e or E). It cannot be specified with size or base format. If a decimal point is provided then the real number should have at least one digit on both sides of a decimal point. Real numbers can be specified in the decimal notation (Example 1) or in the scientific notation (Example 2).

Examples

Example 1

17.5
0.5
1_000_000.0

Example 2

10e5
0.5694_e-5

Important Notes

· The real constants cannot be specified with size or base format.


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