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From: Anastasia Gornostaeva <ermine@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] printf and positional specifier
On Sat, Nov 11, 2006 at 09:15:37PM +0000, Peter Gregory wrote:

> I take a different reading to you Martin, although I think it is 
> confusing.  I believe that the number specified before the dollar sign 
> is the argument that specifies the /precision/ of the output.
> 
> So, it is not to specify the argument to print, but the argument to use 
> as precision.  That said, I tried it in the context they suggest and I 
> couldn't make it work!
> 
> Ermine: do you have a situation where this is important?  I can't think 
> of any situation that comes to mind.

For example:
http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_mono/gettext.html#SEC18

In fact I have my own module for translations and i'm interesting in this 
printf's feature.

P.s. Yes, I know about ocaml-gettext library.

ermine