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Re: [perl #127887] printf uses wrong cached number

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From:
Zefram
Date:
December 16, 2017 23:32
Subject:
Re: [perl #127887] printf uses wrong cached number
Message ID:
20171216233245.GB25404@fysh.org
The analogy with the C warning is bogus: C isn't warning about
inexact conversion, but about the printf() argument having the wrong
representation for the format, such that the argument will be completely
misunderstood and printf() may fail to locate any subsequent arguments.

I'm unenthusiastic about the proposed doc patch.  The sprintf()
doc already refers many times to C and to the concept of conversion.
The existing documentation about numeric conversion seems adequate.

This ticket should be closed.

-zefram

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