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Section: 184.108.40.206 [fmtflags.state] Status: TC1 Submitter: Andrew Koenig Opened: 1999-08-25 Last modified: 2016-02-10
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220.127.116.11 paragraph 9 claims that setprecision() sets the precision,
and includes a parenthetical note saying that it is the number of
digits after the decimal point.
This claim is not strictly correct. For example, in the default floating-point output format, setprecision sets the number of significant digits printed, not the number of digits after the decimal point.
I would like the committee to look at the definition carefully and correct the statement in 18.104.22.168
Remove from 22.214.171.124 [fmtflags.state], paragraph 9, the text "(number of digits after the decimal point)".