Subject: Re: printf formats again
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/1996 14:31:22
"John F. Woods" <> wrote:
> Perhaps, though, at least the popular typedef'd types could use the
> same kind of extension mechanism; %Ioff_t for off_t (however wide your
> compilation system make it), %Isize_t, and so on.  (You can either
> limit it to the "_t" types, or explicitly terminate the name with ' or
> something, or use the ugly string-concatenation hack that's used to
> get around the lack of explicit termination for \x (i.e. "\xaa" "aa"
> to avoid generating the "character" \xaaaa).)

While I was reading what you wrote I had the same thought. Unfortunately
it won't work. By the time that printf() gets your string it has been
concatenated, and the termination has become unclear again.

> Thank goodness C++ solves this problem.  Mostly.

The C++ method is ugly. I find printf() formats more readable,
in many occasions (but not always).

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