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Re: using long long and printf("%m") in debian

On 18-Aug-06, 16:48 (CDT), Hendrik Sattler <post@hendrik-sattler.de> wrote: 
> No, %m is, according to printf(2) manpage:
> m      (Glibc extension.)  Print output of strerror(errno).  No argument is 
> required.
> So why isn't
>  printf("%s\n",strerror(errno));
> used instead of
>  printf("%m\n");
> ?
> Not like a problem in Debian GNU/* but you should tell upstream about 
> questionable coding style and portability.

The "%m" idiom is pretty widespread, actually, and not only a Glibc
extension. But the "strerror(errno)" form is definitely superior for


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