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Re: Re: I don't use printf enough

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Oct 22, 2003 at 18:23 UTC ( #301311=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: I don't use printf enough
in thread I don't use printf enough

I agree completely. The only reason I ever use printf and sprintf in Perl is to create fixed-width files, especially ones with left-padding.

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