Re: [PATCH] CodingStyle: Printing numbers in parentheses is fine

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 22:21:10 EST

On Sat, 29 Sep 2007 03:51:56 PDT, Andrew Morton said:

> Printing something like
> bytes remaining: 0x12 (18)
> is a quite logical thing to do, although pretty darm pointless.

On the other hand, printing this:

magic number: 0x2710

probably doesn't ring any bells, but if you changed that format to be

"magic number: %x (%d)",foo,foo

you'll almost certainly sit up and ask "Where the fsck did *that* come from?"

(unless you're a *lot* better at doing hex conversions in your head than I).

Yeah, *usually* pointless, but it has its place sometimes....

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