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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] vsprintf: introduce %dE for error constants
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On 8/29/19 11:09 AM, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> On 29/08/2019 10.27, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> On 29.08.19 10:12, Petr Mladek wrote:
>>> On Wed 2019-08-28 21:18:37, Uwe Kleine-König  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to postpone the discussion about "how" until we agreed about
>>>> the "if at all".
>>>
>>> It seems that all people like this feature.
>>
>> Hmm, what about already existing format strings conatining "%dE"?
>>
>> Yes, I could find only one (drivers/staging/speakup/speakup_bns.c), but
>> nevertheless...
>
> Indeed, Uwe still needs to respond to how he wants to handle that. I

This is indeed bad and I didn't expect that. I just took a quick look
and this string is indeed used as sprintf format string.

> still prefer making it %pE, both because it's easier to convert integers
> to ERR_PTRs than having to worry about the type of PTR_ERR() being long
> and not int, and because alphanumerics after %p have been ignored for a
> long time (10 years?) whether or not those characters have been
> recognized as a %p extension, so nobody relies on %pE putting an E after
> the %p output. It also keeps the non-standard extensions in the same
> "namespace", so to speak.
>
> Oh, 'E' is taken, well, make it 'e' then.

I like having %pe to print error valued pointers. Then maybe we could
have both %de for ints and %pe for pointers. :-)

Best regards
Uwe



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