Subject: Re: proposal: disable *printf %n specifier in libc in NetBSD 1.5
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Noriyuki Soda <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/12/2000 00:56:53
> > > The %n format specifier is not used very often -- I've been unable to
> > > find any use of it within the NetBSD source tree.
> > 
> > That means NetBSD userland is not well internationalized. :-<
> How is %n used in I18N ?

Oops, what I thought was "%DIGIT$" (which is not currently implemented
on NetBSD), not "%n".
Sorry, I need more coffee.

("%DIGIT$" may be used for DoS attack at least)