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Tips:Represent numerics as strings with no loss of precision
Sometimes it is necessary to represent a numeric value as a string, then later extract it. Probably the most common such scenario is when the value is passed in a macro variable. Such a "round trip" can cause a loss of precision. One way to prevent that is to use hexadecimal representation.