Subject: lib/30791: printf(3) man page should say "ll" is for "long long"
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From: None <soda@NetBSD.org>
Date: 07/20/2005 13:21:02
>Synopsis: printf(3) man page should say "ll" is for "long long"
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jul 20 13:21:02 +0000 2005
>Originator: Noriyuki Soda
>Release: NetBSD 3.99.7
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printf(3) man page says that "ll" prefix in a format string is for quad_t.
but it should say for "long long", because
- theoretically "long long" may be different from 64bit integer, although
currently it's always 64bit on any NetBSD platforms.
- "q" prefix is a BSD extention, and not portable.
on the other hand, "ll" is defined in C99 standard.
man 3 printf
- add independent entry for "ll", and describe it as for "long long"
- it may better to discourage using "q" prefix, since it isn't portable.
or, at least the man page should mention that "q" is a BSD extension.