New format/fwrite options
Fri Apr 12 00:03:16 CEST 2002
On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Robert Virding wrote:
> Eshell V2001.09.13 (abort with ^G)
> 1> io:fwrite("~#~n", ). %Default is 8
Great. I agree that 8 is a good default.
> 6> io:fwrite("~b~n", ). %Default is 32 bits
> 7> io:fwrite("~b~n", [-4711]).
> I think you get the idea. The only real question I think is if it
> should be the precision field which gives the number of relevant
> bits in ~b/x or the field width. It might be bit of an overkill to
> have both field width and "precision". Comments?
Definitely the precision. Field width is a parameter of, well, the field
size (duh), while precision is the "rendering" parameter.
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