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Doc Bug #54287 Notation of the placeholders seems wrong
Submitted: 2011-03-17 08:03 UTC Modified: 2011-03-17 08:21 UTC
From: accounts at rgloyer dot de Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2011-03-17 08:03 UTC] accounts at rgloyer dot de
Description:
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From manual page: http://www.php.net/function.sprintf#Parameters
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From the manual page:

Example #3 Argument swapping
<?php
$format = 'The %2$s contains %1$d monkeys';
printf($format, $num, $location);
?>

This doesn't work. I get the error: undefined variable

It works if i write: %2\$s and %1\$d


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 [2011-03-17 08:21 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2011-03-17 08:21 UTC] aharvey@php.net
The examples are (intentionally) incomplete: if you define $num and
$location, you won't get the warnings.
 [2011-03-17 09:14 UTC] carsten_sttgt at gmx dot de
@aharvey
> The examples are (intentionally) incomplete:

What's the sense of a /intentionally/ incomplete example?


In my opinion it's just a wrong example and thus a documentation problem.
 
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