Subject: Re: Linux's printf() extensions
To: Lucio de Re <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/24/1998 21:42:35
On Thu, 24 Sep 1998, Lucio de Re wrote:
: One could make that an implementation proviso, namely that scanning has
: to start at $1 and will forcibly be terminated at $N where $N is the
: largest consecutive counter.
Point of information: the SUS98/XPG formatting extension is %N$q, not
%$Nq. The number is *between* the % and $.
: One might also want to allow for a "skip" field along the lines of
: scanf()'s %* to assist where arguments must legitimately be left out.
: Sounds a bit of a botch, but it would serve some purpose.
According to the spec, you must use consecutive arguments starting at 1, as
was clarified by someone else.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)