Subject: Re: Linux's printf() extensions
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/23/1998 13:34:45
On Wed, 23 Sep 1998, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

: I believe OpenBSD may have the guts of some of this stuff, if someone
: felt it was a) a standard and b) worth stealing.

XPG, I'm pretty sure.  The reasoning is for better support of
internationalization via their standard <nl_types.h>, where positional
parameters can be moved about in a translated message.

The format is:


where N is the argument number in decimal, .... is the standard formatting
options offered by type q, and q is the format type.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.