[erlang-questions] Print Date
Fri Nov 16 13:47:37 CET 2012
Here's my honest advice to the guy who has been sending us his homework: For these kinds of problems, ask your tutor.
And as a bonus, here's something that may help homework guy out, hopefully before he will be inflicted on the world as a contractor: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
----- Original Message -----
> From: Henrik Nord <>
> To: Richard O'Keefe <>
> Cc: "" <>
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 3:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Print Date
> Why not encourage users of Erlang, and just help them out, or ignore
> those questions that you deem to "easy" to be allowed to be asked on
> mailing list.
> There is really no reason to shout at a potential Erlang user of the
> year, just because he/she is just starting out with the language and
> does not know the ropes yet. Maybe its her first language? first time
> trying to program anything?, do you want to be responsible for scaring
> users away from the community?
> BE NICE ON THE MAILING LIST PLEASE
> To Lucky:
> www.erlang.org contains a lot of information including, but not limited
> to, the documentation.
> There is also http://learnyousomeerlang.com/ for a guide and a first
> look at the language.
> Erlang solutions also provides courses both E-lerning and classroom
> On 2012-11-14 23:25, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
>> On 15/11/2012, at 5:06 AM, Lucky wrote:
>>> Hi Erlang Developers'
>>> I'm stuck here, I am trying to print date which is in this format
> "2012/04/23" using io:format/2, but I want it to be printed like this:
> 2012/04/23 without invited commas, how do I go about resolving this?
>> READ THE MANUAL!
>> Specifically http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/io.html#format-2
>> Ask yourself, "how did those quotation marks get there? What did I to
>> made io:format/2 think I was ASKING for them?"
>> It looks to me as though you used ~p when you meant ~s,
>> and in particular it looks to me as though you very likely
>> just want to do
>> io:put_chars(IoDevice, "2012/04/23")
>> and not involve io:format/2 at all. (Like in C you'd use fputs()
>> than fprintf().)
>> 1> io:format(standard_io, "~p~n", ["2012/04/23"]).
>> 2> io:format(standard_io, "~s~n", ["2012/04/23"]).
>> 3> io:put_chars(standard_io, "2012/04/23"),
>> Before posting one more question, PLEASE try reading the manual.
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