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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] remove all uses of printf's %n
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On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 2:28 AM, Tetsuo Handa
<penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp> wrote:
> Kees Cook wrote:
>> >> - seq_printf(seq, "%*s\n", 127 - len, "");
>> >> + seq_pad(seq, '\n');
>> >
>> > Hmm, seq_pad is unintuitive. I would say it pads the string by '\n'. Of
>> > course it does not, but...
>>
>> I don't think this is a very serious problem. Currently, the padding
>> character is always ' ' for all existing callers, so it only makes
>> sense to make the trailing character an argument.
>
> If you want, we can rename seq_pad() to seq_pad_and_putc(). Also we can pass
> both the padding character (e.g. ' ') and the trailing character (e.g. '\n')
> like seq_pad_and_putc((' ' << 8) | '\n'), though I wonder someone wants to
> use '\0', '\t', '\n' etc. as the padding character...

Not those special characters. '-' could be useful for tables (doh,
text-mode graphics
log output).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds


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