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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 689] New: Clean up the spec printfs! :)

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           Summary: Clean up the spec printfs!  :)
           Product: D
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P3
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: jarrett.billingsley gmail.com


We got another newcomer asking about how to successfully print things with
printf() on the newsgroups again.  Being an avid anti-printf crusader, I
decided to see how often printf really appeared in the specs.

I found a veritable _hornet's nest_ of heresy.

In an attempt to spread the True Way of D (writef[ln]), I hope that these vile
creatures will be exiled from our fair kingdom for good.  

Here's a list:

code_coverage.html
        Twice in the sieve program (and shows up in the coverage example as a
result).

cppstrings.html
        Several times in the wc program.

cpptod.html
        In the D examples in the "recursive templates" and "meta templates"
sections.

ctod.html
        In "formatted printing" it says "printf rules."  This is most certainly
not true ;)  It should say "printf is not typesafe or threadsafe and doesn't
understand most of D's types.  Use writef[ln] instead."

        In the "variadic function parameters" example.

declaration.html:
        In two examples for typeof().

dll.html:
        A printf massacre.

expression.html:
        Strangely confined to cases 1, 2, and 3 of is() expressions.  

function.html:
        Two major examples in the section about D variadic arguments use printf
profusely.

html.html:
        The code uses printf.

mixin.html:
        OH MY PRINTF.  Not a single writef[ln] on the page.

overview.html:
        Again, the sieve program uses it.

statement.html:
        Lots in foreach and try-catch-finally statement examples.

template.html:
        One in the "Tuple Parameters" section.

tuple.html:
        The "Putting it all together" example has two of them.

version.html:
        One in the "debug specification" section.

phobos/std_intrinsic.html:
        Tons.

phobos/std_outbuffer.html:
        Well the class itself has printf() and vprintf() methods with no writef
alternatives, which kind of shows this class's age.



In addition, I found a few pages which don't seem to be used anymore, and can
probably just be deleted:

phobos.html, std_format.html, std_openrj.html, std_stream.html

Note that these are all in the html/d directory, not html/d/phobos.


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Dec 14 2006
next sibling parent Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com> writes:
d-bugmail puremagic.com wrote:
<snip>
 We got another newcomer asking about how to successfully print things with
 printf() on the newsgroups again.  Being an avid anti-printf crusader, I
 decided to see how often printf really appeared in the specs.
 
 I found a veritable _hornet's nest_ of heresy.
 
 In an attempt to spread the True Way of D (writef[ln]), I hope that these vile
 creatures will be exiled from our fair kingdom for good.  

Indeed. They are making D look bad. There'll be newbies not only trying to figure how to get it to work, but also thinking "Oh h**l, D hasn't even replaced the printf abomination", when it isn't even true. This should be made to block issue 677 when d.puremagic.com comes back to life. Stewart.
Dec 15 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
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------- Comment #1 from smjg iname.com  2006-12-16 20:41 -------
(Originally posted on digitalmars.D.bugs)

Indeed.  They are making D look bad.  There'll be newbies not only trying to
figure how to get it to work, but also thinking "Oh h**l, D hasn't even
replaced the printf abomination", when it isn't even true.


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Dec 16 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
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bugzilla digitalmars.com changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED




------- Comment #2 from bugzilla digitalmars.com  2007-07-01 13:28 -------
Fixed DMD 1.018 and DMD 2.002


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Jul 01 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
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smjg iname.com changed:

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         Resolution|FIXED                       |




------- Comment #3 from smjg iname.com  2007-07-02 09:44 -------
The fixes for ctod.html, dll.html and mixin.html (since renamed
template-mixin.html) have been mysteriously left out of the update.


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Jul 02 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
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------- Comment #4 from smjg iname.com  2007-07-02 19:55 -------
That said, are the instances in dll.html anything to do with avoiding using
writef (and thereby possibly allocating GC memory or relying on objects not yet
constructed) before the GC is set up?  Even if this is so:
- It ought to be explained clearly on the page - otherwise, people are likely
to 'fix' it while trying it out.
- There still might be other suitable functions besides printf that don't rely
on anything GC-allocated.

Of course, this doesn't affect the fact that ctod.html and template-mixin.html
still want fixing.


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Jul 02 2007
prev sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
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bugzilla digitalmars.com changed:

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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED




------- Comment #5 from bugzilla digitalmars.com  2007-11-03 21:42 -------
Fixed dmd 1.023 and 2.007


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