29 Input/output library [input.output]

29.5 Iostreams base classes [iostreams.base]

29.5.6 ios_­base manipulators [std.ios.manip] floatfield manipulators [floatfield.manip]

Each function specified in this subclause is a designated addressable function ([namespace.std]).
ios_base& fixed(ios_base& str);
Effects: Calls str.setf(ios_­base​::​fixed, ios_­base​::​floatfield).
Returns: str.
ios_base& scientific(ios_base& str);
Effects: Calls str.setf(ios_­base​::​scientific, ios_­base​::​floatfield).
Returns: str.
ios_base& hexfloat(ios_base& str);
Effects: Calls str.setf(ios_­base​::​fixed | ios_­base​::​scientific, ios_­base​::​floatfield).
Returns: str.
[Note 1:
The more obvious use of ios_­base​::​hex to specify hexadecimal floating-point format would change the meaning of existing well-defined programs.
C++ 2003 gives no meaning to the combination of fixed and scientific.
— end note]
ios_base& defaultfloat(ios_base& str);
Effects: Calls str.unsetf(ios_­base​::​floatfield).
Returns: str.