[Bug c/1027] slightly misleading printf format warning
jsm at polyomino dot org dot uk
Tue Jun 1 15:37:00 GMT 2004
------- Additional Comments From jsm at polyomino dot org dot uk 2004-06-01 15:37 -------
Subject: Re: slightly misleading printf format warning
On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, bangerth at dealii dot org wrote:
> I also find the message overly terse. The abbreviated form "arg" for
> argument sounds too much like an unquoted reference to a variable.
> Why can't we speak English as in most other messages, for example
> "The format contains a char*, but argument 2 is a float."
How about something like
warning: format '%s' expects a char *, but argument 2 has type float *
(i.e., giving the particular format with bad argument type)?
The %T format isn't yet hooked up to the pretty-printer code for printing
types, once it is then improving these warnings will be straighforward.
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