New format/fwrite options

Bengt Kleberg <>
Wed Mar 27 10:06:21 CET 2002


> From: "Robert Virding" <>


> By popular (:-) request I am adding two new options to format/fwrite for 
outputing integers
> in binary and hex, ~b and ~x. There is a small problem though with negative 
numbers.
> For how long do you extend the representation with '1'? Seeing we have bignums 
there
> is no concept of a word size.

what is wrong with '-'? ie, io:format( "~b", -3 ) => -11


bengt




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