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The next arg is printed as a float in either fixed-format or exponential notation as appropriate.

The full form is ~w,d,e,k,overflowchar,padchar,exponentcharG. The format in which to print arg depends on the magnitude (absolute value) of the arg. Let n be an integer such that 10^n-1 <= |arg| < 10^n. Let ee equal e+2, or 4 if e is omitted. Let ww equal w-ee, or nil if w is omitted. If d is omitted, first let q be the number of digits needed to print arg with no loss of information and without leading or trailing zeros; then let d equal (max q (min n 7)). Let dd equal d-n.

If 0 <= dd <= d, then arg is printed as if by the format directives


Note that the scale factor k is not passed to the ~F directive. For all other values of dd, arg is printed as if by the format directive


In either case, an @ modifier is supplied to the ~F or ~E directive if and only if one was supplied to the ~G directive.

~G binds *print-escape* to false and *print-readably* to false.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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