% format strings

ziller ziller at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 05:19:39 CEST 2004


Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote in message news:<412A76A7.4C87D17C at alcyone.com>...
> grv575 wrote:
> 
> > Is
> > there a way to specify the precision length for floating points in C
> > format strings?
> 
> Yes, it looks the same as in Python.  Python got the notation from C.

I meant to say how does it translate the *.  Python lets you use a
variable to specify the length of precision.

int f_length = 5;
float fl = 3.5
printf("%.*f", f_length, fl);

doesn't compile.



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