[fpc-devel] Format with zero padding
JeLlyFish.software at gmx.net
Tue Jun 20 14:16:47 CEST 2006
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 11:39, Micha Nelissen wrote:
> Vinzent Hoefler wrote:
> > On Tuesday 20 June 2006 10:44, Micha Nelissen wrote:
> >> How can I zero-pad using Format ?
> > RTFM. :-)
> > SysUtils.Format ('%.4D', Some_Int);
> Sounds like I found a case where 'C' is more intuitive than pascal
As if format strings were intuitive at all. :-)
I'd call "Zero_Pad (Some_Int, 4)" definitely more intuitive.
> Seriously, isn't "Format" an imitation of C's printf ?
Apart from the fact, that you can get run time type checking? Yeah, I
> At least they
> are very similar, but on this detail (and maybe some others as well)
> they are different.
Well, let's assume it's due to Delphi-compatibility. Probably Borland
decided to do it differently just for the fun of it. ;-)
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