[m-dev.] remaining design issues for new integer types
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Tue Apr 11 09:51:54 AEST 2017
On Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:02:53 +1000 (AEST), "Zoltan Somogyi" <zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:46:10 +1000 (AEST), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> > 4. poly_type and format.
> > * Should string.poly_type include an alternative for uints and
> > be supported by io.format etc?
> > * What about the fixed size integers?
> A format specifier for C's printf has the general form
> Mercury's format functions at the moment provide a subset of that
> functionality, implementing only
> omitting the parameter and length parts. The issue we are talking about
> is whether we should add the length part, and if yes, how.
I don't understand why the length is needed in the format string when it
is available from the poly_type.
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