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Re: Undocumented usage of printf?


From: Clark J. Wang
Subject: Re: Undocumented usage of printf?
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:36:37 +0800

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:43 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 04/15/2010 08:21 AM, Clark J. Wang wrote:
> > I saw a printf usage from a Linux forum's post:
> >
> > # printf "%d\n" "'a"
> > 97
> > #
>
> POSIX requires this behavior, so you could claim that this serves as
> documentation:
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/printf.html
>
> "If the leading character is a single-quote or double-quote, the value
> shall be the numeric value in the underlying codeset of the character
> following the single-quote or double-quote."
>
> Thank you. I've never read the POSIX standards so carefully. :)

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