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Re: Format Syntax error on "."

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:36 UTC ( #955269=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Format Syntax error on "."

Formats! Gosh, how quaint! sprintf() is the preferred - and far more readable - alternative.

Also, which is line 52? I doubt that many people can be bothered to count lines for you.

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Re^2: Format Syntax error on "."
by Mr. Muskrat (Abbot) on Feb 21, 2012 at 23:29 UTC

    For a usage like we see in the OP, sure, sprintf() is the way to go.

    Have you even written a multi-page report using nothing but sprintf()? It's painful but formats make it bearable.

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