mlindner at idttechnology.com
Wed Jul 28 14:20:01 UTC 2004
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) wrote:
> Is using "%-4ld" to print the year a happy medium?
OK, some advice probably nobody wants from a timezone lurker... :-)
I would rather see digits appear in the same position in the string if
possible (i.e. right justified, blank filled). My reasoning? The
existing behavior has the day of month and hour printed that way (right
justified, blank filled). I vote for %4ld, which for me fulfils the
principle of least surprise.
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