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Request #34116 support for variable length printf strings
Submitted: 2005-08-13 11:35 UTC Modified: 2020-06-19 10:23 UTC
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From: ondrej at sury dot org Assigned: nikic (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 4CVS-2005-08-13 (stable) OS:
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 [2005-08-13 11:35 UTC] ondrej at sury dot org
PHP's printf does not support variable width/precision.

Compare that with "printf '%*s' 10 'foobar'" in a shell script.

Reproduce code:

$length = 10;

printf("%*s", $length, "foobar");

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2016-12-30 22:59 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Strings related
 [2020-04-21 16:34 UTC]
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: nikic
 [2020-06-19 10:23 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2020-06-19 10:23 UTC]
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