[erlang-questions] Why ~n instead of n?

Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Thu Jan 18 13:19:20 CET 2007

--- autophile <autophile@REDACTED> wrote:
> Does anyone know why there is a ~n in the io:fwrite
> format when n seems to work just as well? Is it
> there for historical reasons? Am I committing a sin
> by using n and could lightning strike my program
> dead under some obscure circumstance?

In addition to the previously listed reasons, ~n also
permits counted operations:

1> io:format("~3n", []).


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