[erlang-questions] Conversion of string into Ascii values ??
Thu Feb 28 12:46:00 CET 2008
J Bhanot wrote:
> 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.....
Because ~w prints the term representation as it is.
If you use ~p, it's almost the same, but pretty-printed,
so a string (a list of printable character codes) will be
printed within double quotes.
> Is there a way in which I can get -
> jbss msg abc
To print just the characters in a string (or atom),
without any surrounding quotes, use ~s, as in:
io:format("jbss msg ~s~n", [Mymsg])
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