printf format specifiers
Der Herr Hofrat
Sun Oct 20 07:14:00 GMT 2002
> I have the following line in one of my programs:
> printf("%d\n", *string);
> *string is a pointer to a string. The above line prints out the ASCII
> decimal equivalent of the character that the pointer is pointing to. This
> is what I was looking to accomplish.
> My question is why? Why wouldn't I need to use the %hu (unsigned short
> integer) format specifier? When I do use the %hu, I get precisely the same
> results. This despite the fact that %d reads an entire word and %hu reads a
> single byte.
I guess you would see a difference if you would use ascii chars above 127 as
the one would change sign the other would not - and hu would read a short
which is 2bytes instead of 4 but I don_t see why %hu should read one byte
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