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Re: Adding %m conversion to the printf(3) family

On 2015-10-23 23:28, Mouse wrote:
Subject: Adding %m conversion to the printf(3) family

Didn't we discuss this recently?  I have a fuzzy memory we did.


Yes, we did.  Though the starting point was rather different, we did
discuss adding %m support to printf.  It was just a couple of months
ago, too - starting 2015-08-21.  (You even contributed to the

As a quick summary of my stance there, which hasn't changed: I think
that, ideally, %m should go away entirely; if it exists in printf,
there should be a way to get -Wformat warnings as if it didn't
(preferably defaulted on).

Unless someone says something more than a rehash of stuff from August,
I don't expect to say anything further in this thread.

This is more of a follow on rather than a re-hash.
NetBSD's gcc now spits un-solveable warnings in my code which i find unacceptable.

Christos put forth 3 possible solutions to my problem. Here they are:

Then it works... To do this "right" would require:

    - an additional annotation (I know what I am doing)
    - the ability to convert from syslog to printf (weakens the tests)
    - make printf understand %m and forget about syslog format

I chose the last option, which is why I'm talking here.


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