[Tutor] Meaning of %g ?
alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Fri Apr 14 21:03:24 CEST 2006
>>> Hopefully those examples show whats happening.
>>> I have no idea why %g is dropping a digit, it may even be a bug!
>> It looks to me like either a documentation error or a bug. It might be
>> worth asking on c.l.py.
> Which I did; see here for Fredrik Lundh's answer:
Hmm, that says there is allowed to be a difference but not why there is a
The quote from the C standard would allow both e,f and g to have the same
In the original K&R(pre ANSI) it simply says %g is the shorter of %f and %e
no hint of any other modification. Given that the logical implementation for
would be to use %e/%f format as required but for some odd reason its been
So its not really a bug, since the spac allows for it, but is still strange
Thanks for asking the question Kent, I was going to get around to it
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