In this Item and the next, an Orwellian look at the mysteries of
sprintf and why the alternatives are always (yes, always) better.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
|--George Orwell, Animal Farm|
sprintf? Name as many standard alternatives to
sprintf as you can.
Consider the following C code that uses
sprintf to convert an integer value to a human-readable string representation, perhaps for output on a report or in a GUI window:
// Example 2-1: Stringizing ...