[erlang-questions] Conversion of string into Ascii values ??

Hynek Vychodil <>
Thu Feb 28 12:50:07 CET 2008


http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/io.html#format-1

p
      ... It also tries to detect lists of printable characters and to
output these as strings...

w format description don't contain this feature.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Anthony Kong <>
wrote:

> try "~p~n" instead.
>
> 2008/2/28 J Bhanot <>:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > In following code:
> >
> > add(Mymsg) ->
> >  io:format("jbss msg  ~w~n", [Mymsg]),
> >
> > when I am executing complex3:add(["abc"]).......where complex3 is my
> module
> > name.....
> >
> > I get the output as
> >
> > jbss msg  [97,98,99]........
> >
> > Why is it coverting abc in ascii value.....
> >
> > Is there a way in which I can get -
> >
> > jbss msg abc
> >
> > Thanks,
> > jb
> >
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