c question: *printf'ing arrays
stephen at missouri.edu
Tue Jun 30 19:27:50 UTC 2009
Alexander Best wrote:
> thanks. now the output gets redirected using >. i'm quite new to programming
> under unix. sorry for the inconvenience.
> so i guess there is no really easy way to output an inhomogeneous struct to
> stdout without using a loop to output each array contained in the struct.
I think you are asking for a print command, that when given a structure,
can look at the data type of each element of the structure, and produces
the appropriate print command for each data type.
I think what you are asking for is antithetical to the philosophy of C -
for example, the printf command demands that you tell the printf command
what are the data types of the data you give to it.
So I think that the kind of long winded print command you are advocating
is the correct way to do it.
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