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perlfunc:printf

by gods
on Aug 24, 1999 at 22:43 UTC ( #358=perlfunc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

printf

See the current Perl documentation for printf.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:


printf - output a formatted list to a filehandle



printf FILEHANDLE FORMAT, LIST

printf FORMAT, LIST



Equivalent to print FILEHANDLE sprintf(FORMAT, LIST), except that $\ (the output record separator) is not appended. The first argument of the list will be interpreted as the printf() format. If use locale is in effect, the character used for the decimal point in formatted real numbers is affected by the LC_NUMERIC locale. See the perllocale manpage.

Don't fall into the trap of using a printf() when a simple print() would do. The print() is more efficient and less error prone.


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