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Hello jobsworth,

Perhaps this will shed some light:

(1) Without warnings:

23:59 >perl -E "$c = 1; say(length $c);" 1 23:59 >perl -E "say(length $c);" 23:59 >perl -E "$c = sprintf('%d', $c); say(length $c);" 1 23:59 >

(2) With warnings:

23:59 >perl -wE "$c = 1; say(length $c);" 1 0:01 >perl -wE "say(length $c);" Name "main::c" used only once: possible typo at -e line 1. Use of uninitialized value in say at -e line 1. 0:01 >perl -wE "$c = sprintf('%d', $c); say(length $c);" Use of uninitialized value $c in sprintf at -e line 1. 1 0:01 >

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


In reply to Re: sprintf number to string by Athanasius
in thread sprintf number to string by jobsworth

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