%a format

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Sep 7 21:21:49 CEST 2004


Tor Iver Wilhelmsen wrote:

> John Lenton <john at grulic.org.ar> writes:
> 
> > Is there any reason python's printf-style formatting is missing the
> > (C99) '%a' specifier?
> 
> Because it's not very well known or used? A google for "C printf
> format string" gave lots of resources, none of which had %a.

It's not C99, anyway; my copy of C99 makes no mention of it (the only
mention of %a is associated with gmtime.

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