Two possibilities of fixing format problem, which is better?

rikki cattermole rikki at
Sun Oct 20 23:15:28 UTC 2019

On 21/10/2019 6:55 AM, berni44 wrote:
> This post is ab out issue 9592 [1], namely, that format does ignore the 
> width parameter and the minus flag for some types and for some not 
> (numbers, bool, strings). According to the documentation width is used 
> always and the minus flag only for numbers.
> Now I see two ways to fix this:
> a) Correct the documentation.
> b) Correct the code (in this case I'd change the documentation of the 
> minus flag to include non-number types too).
> What do you think is better?
> [1]
> [2]

What does printf do?

That is your baseline.

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