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Arjun Reddy
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Hi all,

Why does this work

while this does not


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marc weber

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In this code, dd (without quotes) is a variable that holds a value of 3.2. But "dd" (with quotes) is a String literal that has nothing to do with the variable or its value. So "dd" has no meaning as a float.

"3.2" (with quotes) is also a String literal, but it is in a format that can be parsed to a float.

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Arjun Reddy
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Thanks for replyin Marc. I get it now.
Rob Spoor

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If you want to assign the value of variable dd to your float, just assign it (with a cast to make sure it fits):

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