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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] vformatter formatting apr_status_t
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2005 18:58:41 GMT
At 11:10 AM 7/5/2005, Joe Orton wrote:
>Since 1.2.0 already adds one of these, why not another...
>
>glibc has a %m format string which is which expands to strerror(); this 
>adds an equivalent %%pm which takes a pointer to an apr_status_t and 
>prints the appropriate error string for that error code.

+1 in principal.

-1 on the whole %% abuse, it's is the wrong convention.  %% is supposed
to be a literal '%', and abusing it for subclassing a long list of
specialized formats was wrong.  We need to drop a '%' from that,
restoring the meaning of %% in the format string, no?

Bill



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