Wishes: hex-output

Robert Virding <>
Thu Jan 18 11:14:22 CET 2001


"Erik Johansson" <> writes:
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <>
>>
>> If it's going to be late Christmas season, and one could make some
>> wishes, what about hex-output for io:format
>>
>
>Yes. I have always needed this. I use ~h and ~H. With the patch below you
>can do:
>>  io:format("~h 0x~H 16#~h\n", [51966, 51966, 51966]).
>cafe 0xCAFE 16#cafe
>>

Seems reasonable.  I'll add it. My only small qualm is that the 
coupling ~h/~H does not mean the same thing as ~w/~W and ~p/~P, but I 
suppose there is not real problem here.

There should be probably be a matching hex-input flag for io:fread.  I 
suppose I had better do that one as well.

	Robert





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