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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] Add human-readable units modifier to vsnprintf()



On Wed, 2012-05-23 at 02:04 -0400, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> Only trouble is we lose the existing method of specifying the type of
> the integer. 

Hi again Kent.

My first suggestion to you was:
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> or maybe yet another lib/vsprintf pointer extension
> like %pD with some descriptors after the %pD for
> type, width and precision.
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For instance, internet addresses use pointer extensions
%pI4 and %pI6 for ipv4 and ipv6 addresses.

> New flag character would make much more sense... if gcc
> could be persuaded.

It can't be so persuaded though.  Maybe a future gcc.


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